Women were eligible if they...had had no mammography in the previous 12 months..
"The main effect of screening is to produce patients with breast cancer from among healthy women who would have remained free of breast disease for the rest of their lives had they not undergone screening," he concluded.
easily confused: "Although I am in that 40-59 age group, I have never had ( nor do I intend to have) a mammogram. That may seen foolish to some people, but a) there is extremely low incidence of ANY cancer in my very large extended family (ie, the total count is one, a lifelong heavy smoker with esophageal cancer), and b) mammograms just aren't very effective."
easily confused: "Plus, to be honest, I'll agree to a mammogram --- basically squeezing portions of the female body between two plates --- when the male-dominated medical establishment does that to men: step up to the plate, gentlemen, while we smash your testicles between these plates!"
"It would be great if I could just go and get an annual MRI or CT to check all of my body for problematic tumors and growths before I notice physical symptoms. I kind of wonder if any of the wealthy get checkups this way, especially to help locate small tumors in the brain, liver, and prostate while they're still operable, even if it's just a cursory search for significant problems. Or is this not a thing at all?""
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