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(RealClear)   New mammogram study prompts cleavage among medical community   (realclear.com) divider line 88
    More: Interesting, Canadian Studies, mammograms, visual routine, breast exams, radiologists, dispute  
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2014-02-13 12:03:25 PM  
So this thread is about what... I'm just not getting it
 
2014-02-13 12:05:29 PM  
www.sexifinder.com
 
2014-02-13 12:06:47 PM  
BIE is a long extinct animal.
Prove me wrong, ladies.  Prove me wrong.
 
2014-02-13 12:08:24 PM  
Perfect Naturals:

http://www.redtube.com/399154  NSFW!!
 
2014-02-13 12:15:37 PM  
Put the money toward prevention and a cure.
 
2014-02-13 12:18:41 PM  

espiaboricua: EdVenture: This thread is relevant to my interests.

I would be willing to inspect any and all BIE sent to EIP.

In other words, Show them to me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh2PjkzW20w

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Who is this? Those things look like they're ready to spill


Anna Semenovich

Here's another

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2014-02-13 12:29:00 PM  
QFTA:

After 25 years of follow-up, about 500 in each group died, suggesting mammograms were not saving lives.


I'm amazed at the insensitive conclusion drawn. Nobody lives forever. Life is terminal. The point is if you catch cancers early, the rest of your life might be longer, healthier, more productive, more enjoyable...

But, yeah, about the same number died in each group, so no early care for you. No, missy. Now go off and die miserably  and send in a patient with a penis so we can do some real health care here.
 
2014-02-13 12:32:11 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: QFTA:

After 25 years of follow-up, about 500 in each group died, suggesting mammograms were not saving lives.

I'm amazed at the insensitive conclusion drawn. Nobody lives forever. Life is terminal. The point is if you catch cancers early, the rest of your life might be longer, healthier, more productive, more enjoyable...

But, yeah, about the same number died in each group, so no early care for you. No, missy. Now go off and die miserably  and send in a patient with a penis so we can do some real health care here.


There's also the cook meth plan.
 
2014-02-13 12:56:50 PM  
bie, eip
we can all have dreams
 
2014-02-13 01:18:19 PM  

stir22: it's not that i disagree.....but, i've seen literally hundreds of women under that who have had their lives saved or prolonged because of mammo's.


If you saw hundreds of women who had their lives saved or prolonged by mammograms then you saw THREE hundreds who were treated unnecessarily or who had the pleasure of knowing they had untreatable cancer for a longer period of time. The data is clear. If mammograms 'saved lives' then the group who does them regularly would be expected to have a longer life expectancy vs the group that does not do them, right? They do not and it is not up for debate.
 
2014-02-13 01:23:09 PM  
Is this where we ask about BiE?
 
2014-02-13 01:25:30 PM  

MechTard: I know of at least 8 women who have had breast cancer (in my social circle), and at least 2 of them were around 40 at the time. One I think was late 30's, but it is had to tell because it was my friend's mom and she had died before I met him, and he doesn't like to talk about it.


Part of the problem is komen's relentless campaign to change the definition of 'cancer' in order to have more positive diagnoses and thus more 'survivors', many of whom never had cancer in the first place.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/magazine/our-feel-good-war-on-brea st -cancer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Best article I've seen on the topic - by a survivor who has changed their mind about screening.
 
2014-02-13 01:50:06 PM  

Mell of a Hess: Hello boys, how are you?
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I love me some ass, but let's face it: I'm a breast man.  Keep 'em coming folks.
 
2014-02-13 01:54:33 PM  
As this story makes the rounds on the web it is pretty funny to see the comments. Half of them involve obamacare. Which makes perfect sense when you think about it - just employ Occam's razor - which clearly says that Obama started three major studies - in the UK, The US, and finally in Canada - some time around 1980. And then he had them all cook the books and show that mammograms are next to useless just in case he ever got elected president and sponsored a health care bill. The man's reach is enormous and his planning skills rival the batman.
 
2014-02-13 02:06:40 PM  

JohnBigBootay: The data is clear. If mammograms 'saved lives' then the group who does them regularly would be expected to have a longer life expectancy vs the group that does not do them, right? They do not and it is not up for debate.


Let's look at the data:

mammograms - 666 cancers
no mammograms - 524 cancers

After 5 years
mammograms - ???
no mammograms - ???

After 25 years
mammograms - 500 deaths
no mammograms - 500 deaths

Wanna fill in those blanks for me?  Because it might matter a ton.  Also, the mammograms were performed in 1990.  At best, this means women who got mammograms in 1990 were wasting their time.  Should we take a nice trip back to 1990 and look at the technology we had back then?  Because you're assuming the technology hasn't gotten any better.  Hey look, computers are about the same!

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2014-02-13 02:12:02 PM  
www.blogcdn.com
 
2014-02-13 02:15:12 PM  
www.blogcdn.com
 
2014-02-13 02:20:49 PM  
lennavan:

Wanna fill in those blanks for me?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/magazine/our-feel-good-war-on-brea st -cancer.html?pagewanted=all

There you go. This is hardly the first study (or largest) saying the same thing. You want to get one, get one - I don't care.
 
2014-02-13 02:34:12 PM  

lennavan: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: I for one would prefer to have an ultrasound instead of a mammogram, if it was proven to be more effective at finding cancer. The whole process is so unbelievably painful for me that I usually come close to fainting after the first one, and I dread it when the time comes to go again for a checkup. I'll add to the list of women who say "if men had to have mammograms, you can bet that the process would be painless!"

Mammograms are painful?  I always thought you stick your boob in a machine and it scans you...

... Okay, so a GIS tells me the boob gets really squished in there.  How the hell do you do a mammogram on a woman with small boobs?


Very very carefully. From what I understand, the smaller the boob, the more uncomfortable the process can be. Mine aren't small, but the position that squeezes them on an angle is painful. Only lasts for a few seconds, though.

I don't have any risk factors, other than having boobs, but my family doc was adamant that I get mammograms the second I turned 40.
 
2014-02-13 02:43:48 PM  
Oh, and I don't want anyone who wants a freakin' mammogram to not get a mammogram. I do want people to educate themselves on the previously poorly understood risk associated with them. And read up on 'cancer'. DCIS is NOT cancer, despite Komen's crusade to call everything cancer in order to feed the fundraising machine.
 
2014-02-13 02:52:59 PM  
great sweater meat!!
 
2014-02-13 03:46:09 PM  
Unashamed bookmark.
 
2014-02-13 03:47:54 PM  

skinbubble: Unashamed boobkmark.


FTFY
 
2014-02-13 03:53:20 PM  
I there will be more pics :(
 
2014-02-13 04:05:37 PM  
img.izismile.com
 
2014-02-13 04:07:53 PM  
www.bromygod.com
 
2014-02-13 04:09:44 PM  

Mell of a Hess: [img.izismile.com image 240x320]


Now this is how it is done. After a couple of almost was titty threads this week we finally have a real contender.
 
2014-02-13 04:09:53 PM  
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2014-02-13 04:17:39 PM  
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2014-02-13 04:46:27 PM  

Haplo127x: Interesting. Last month I went to get the girls checked, since the dreaded 40 is on the horizon and the technician at the clinic told me they've stopped doing mammograms on women under sixty and prefer to do ultrasounds instead. She said things were changing and I would probably never have to have one in my lifetime, that even if I had a lump or issue, they would use ultrasound and x-rays to investigate instead of a mammogram.


I had a lump a few years ago and they sent me for an ultrasound- but because of the location, they couldn't see properly.  That's when they gave me a mammogram.  They concluded that it was a milk duct that was plugged up with milk and had been for months after I stopped breastfeeding suddenly.  But god, did I hate the mammogram.
 
2014-02-13 08:07:56 PM  

Mell of a Hess: Perfect Naturals:

http://www.redtube.com/399154  NSFW!!


Mother of God. . .
 
2014-02-13 09:47:07 PM  
I'll just leave this right here.
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2014-02-13 10:01:32 PM  
I guess two more can't hurt!
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2014-02-13 11:37:35 PM  

Besthubbyevar: I guess two more can't hurt!
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Who's she?
 
2014-02-14 12:57:14 AM  
fun bags.
 
2014-02-14 06:07:59 AM  
I am just waiting for them to find that prostate exams are the same. In the book I cited above it mentions a study where they looked at a large number of male cadavers that had died of other causes than cancer and they found a very high percentage had "abnormally large" prostates. Their conclusion was that more men have prostate cancer than thought and that just because you have it doesn't mean you will die from it. Basically in general prostate cancer is a very slow growing cancer and that the people who die from it usually die from it even with regular screening as those are so aggressive by the time it gets seen at the next screening it is too late. Because let's be honest a GP sticking his finger up an orifice is not the accurate way of diagnosing. Sure if you are lucky they may see/feel something if they aren't thinking about their next golf game and maybe something that looks strange but isn't harmful will not get diagnosed as bad "just to err on the side of caution" by a specialist (which as also mentioned elsewhere above happens quite often)
 
2014-02-14 03:58:49 PM  

John Buck 41: Besthubbyevar: I guess two more can't hurt!
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Who's she?


That's Jordan Carver.
 
2014-02-14 08:41:15 PM  

EdVenture: John Buck 41: Besthubbyevar: I guess two more can't hurt!
[i.imgur.com image 500x750]

Who's she?

That's Jordan Carver.


Thanks.
 
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