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I Would Die If I Were To Ignore You

The I Touch Myself Project uses the Divinyls' iconic song to encourage breast self-examination. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Apr 13, 2014 - 40 comments

Generation Jones :

Generation Jones : If you were born between 1954 and 1965, ask yourself this question: "Do I feel like a member of The Baby Boom Generation, Generation X, or neither?" Does this seem to you like splitting the hair too finely? Or do you think they've got something here?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Sep 11, 2001 - 6 comments

Breast exams considered harmful.

Breast exams considered harmful. Some Canadian researchers claim that teaching women to conduct their own breast exams does no good as they are more likely to encounter benign lumps, suffer undue anxiety and endure unnecessary surgery. (An associated article can be found here).

"Many breast tumours are found by women themselves, even in highly screened populations. However, in women regularly performing BSE, many self-detected tumours are found incidentally, not during self-examination. In one study, only 7.6% of women with breast tumours who were practising regular BSE actually detected the tumour by means of self-examination. In addition, tumours developing between screens in some age groups (e.g., 50–69) may be inherently more aggressive and thus may not be influenced by slightly earlier detection with BSE. "

So BSE works for only 7.6%? That's a good enough percentage for me, especially as the costs of BSE campaigns is pretty trivial compared to other public health measure.
posted by maudlin on Jun 26, 2001 - 4 comments

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