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(Rochester Post Bulletin) Boobies In the 1980s, breast cancer killed white and black women at the same rate. When detection technology got better, only the rate for white women improved. Here's how the ta-tas got even   ( postbulletin.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-12-04 04:13:13 PM  
They call it a black and white issue, but it's more a rich and poor issue.
 
2017-12-04 06:24:33 PM  

ZAZ: They call it a black and white issue, but it's more a rich and poor issue.


Not everyone is aware, but many states/hospitals/organizations offer vouchers for free or deeply discounted mammograms for the uninsured.
The American Cancer Society at least used to offer free vouchers, but I don't know if they still do. I used them a few decades ago when I briefly had no insurance.
 
2017-12-04 09:24:29 PM  
Ima gonna go with breast exams in the shower aren't as good as X-Rays.

/ that's my story
// I'm sticking to it
/// available for breast exams, in or out of the shower, doesn't matter to me
//// female.  Ya'll gotta be female
// I really don't wanna examine any moobs, bubba.  Send your wife, stay home.
 
2017-12-04 09:32:40 PM  
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This man is a hero.
 
2017-12-04 09:37:48 PM  

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This man is a hero.


This was my buddies Halloween costume this year.....this is not him.
 
2017-12-04 09:48:06 PM  
Government funding for screenings for low-income folks.

There. I just saved you 5 boobless pages.
 
2017-12-04 09:54:23 PM  
If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.
 
2017-12-04 10:10:57 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.


If you are referring to planned parenthood they don't do mammograms
 
2017-12-04 10:13:13 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.


Planned Parenthood never did mammograms, they just gave referrals.
 
2017-12-04 10:15:33 PM  

lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.

Planned Parenthood never did mammograms, they just gave referrals.


They did do lots of other preventative health things for women though, and men, right?

So that's bad, right?
 
2017-12-04 10:31:39 PM  

ar393: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.

Planned Parenthood never did mammograms, they just gave referrals.

They did do lots of other preventative health things for women though, and men, right?

So that's bad, right?


Yes they do lots of other preventive health things for men and women and it's bad when they lose funding. You are correct. Have a scooby snack.

It's not just screening, once you have a diagnosis you need to pay for treatment and you are likely to need significant time off while undergoing treatment. The ACA is helping (or was helping) to ensure that you could pay for treatment because you now have health insurance.

The time off is a bit harder. If you're poor, it's less likely that you'll have a job where you are allowed time off or where you receive any wage while you take time off. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does grant you unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks per 12 month consecutive period for some employees of some employers.

Also, radiation therapy is common and apparently occurs one or more times per day over several weeks. So if you're not in an urban area, or even if you are, transportation can be difficult.

The article doesn't mention it but there may also be some implicit and explicit biases that cause doctors to provide less than adequate care to non-whites. There is also some suspicion of the health care industry from non-whites due to past and current discrimination and really reprehensible acts like the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis.
 
2017-12-04 10:32:00 PM  

ar393: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.

Planned Parenthood never did mammograms, they just gave referrals.

They did do lots of other preventative health things for women though, and men, right?

So that's bad, right?


Um, i didn't champion the defunding.
Pick a fight somewhere else :-p
 
2017-12-04 10:56:38 PM  

LadySusan: ar393: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.

Planned Parenthood never did mammograms, they just gave referrals.

They did do lots of other preventative health things for women though, and men, right?

So that's bad, right?

Yes they do lots of other preventive health things for men and women and it's bad when they lose funding. You are correct. Have a scooby snack.

It's not just screening, once you have a diagnosis you need to pay for treatment and you are likely to need significant time off while undergoing treatment. The ACA is helping (or was helping) to ensure that you could pay for treatment because you now have health insurance.

The time off is a bit harder. If you're poor, it's less likely that you'll have a job where you are allowed time off or where you receive any wage while you take time off. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does grant you unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks per 12 month consecutive period for some employees of some employers.

Also, radiation therapy is common and apparently occurs one or more times per day over several weeks. So if you're not in an urban area, or even if you are, transportation can be difficult.

The article doesn't mention it but there may also be some implicit and explicit biases that cause doctors to provide less than adequate care to non-whites. There is also some suspicion of the health care industry from non-whites due to past and current discrimination and really reprehensible acts like the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis.


That ended in 1972. So 45 years later, a study that included less than 400 people is responsible for an entire large segment of the US from seeking care? It's likely an entire generation of doctors graduated need school, began practicing medicine, and retired since then. That's a heck of a grudge to hold.

I understand it's an example, but I'm just saying, that's not particularly recent, nor large, nor something like Dr Mengele. There's not trusting doctors so you avoid a physical or stop a prescription early because you already feel better, and there's dying of untreated cancer. That's a pretty large trust gap, I hope some progress has been made on that front.
 
2017-12-04 11:35:16 PM  

lindalouwho: ar393: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.

Planned Parenthood never did mammograms, they just gave referrals.

They did do lots of other preventative health things for women though, and men, right?

So that's bad, right?

Um, i didn't champion the defunding.
Pick a fight somewhere else :-p


Wooosh. No attack, agreement.
 
2017-12-05 12:14:22 AM  

ar393: lindalouwho: ar393: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.

Planned Parenthood never did mammograms, they just gave referrals.

They did do lots of other preventative health things for women though, and men, right?

So that's bad, right?

Um, i didn't champion the defunding.
Pick a fight somewhere else :-p

Wooosh. No attack, agreement.


D'oh!
 
2017-12-05 09:34:17 AM  

lindalouwho: ar393: lindalouwho: ar393: lindalouwho: Peter von Nostrand: If only there was a place for women to go to get free services such as mammograms.

Oh right, there is. It's just a bunch of assholes politicized it and got funding for it pulled over made up bull shiat.

Planned Parenthood never did mammograms, they just gave referrals.

They did do lots of other preventative health things for women though, and men, right?

So that's bad, right?

Um, i didn't champion the defunding.
Pick a fight somewhere else :-p

Wooosh. No attack, agreement.

D'oh!


it was either some expert level trolling or infectious ignorance that got people who agree to disagree. whynotboth
 
2017-12-05 11:32:37 AM  

ZAZ: They call it a black and white issue, but it's more a rich and poor issue.


Yup.  Just about everything that's supposedly black & white is really rich & poor.

LadySusan: The article doesn't mention it but there may also be some implicit and explicit biases that cause doctors to provide less than adequate care to non-whites. There is also some suspicion of the health care industry from non-whites due to past and current discrimination and really reprehensible acts like the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis.


Inner city hospitals have a lot more Medicaid cases, they have less money.  That shows up in the quality of service.
 
2017-12-05 11:44:16 AM  

ZAZ: They call it a black and white issue, but it's more a rich and poor issue.


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Truly it comes down the regional politics, the poor for a long time have always suffered with substandard medical care, however there were many initiatives  and efforts that prevented even well heeled minorities from getting the same care as their fairer skinned economic brethren.

Hell segregation (which has a long tail and is still being unwound) was 100% about keeping upwardly mobile black families from enjoying the same medical utilities as white families.

You'd be surprised that even in very progressive areas the impacts of segregation and cultural boxing is still prevalent.  So yeah its rich poor but its also White vs. Brown, tan, mocha, and black.
 
2017-12-05 08:26:37 PM  

ZAZ: They call it a black and white issue, but it's more a rich and poor issue.


The disparity of wealth between the races is because of racism.
 
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