Yes Yes and Yes
it is time for those annual reminders,
it is time for those
“booby squeeze” machines
to check us out and time
to look around for the best prices if price and insurance is a concern in these times where insurance is hard to find or letting you down.
I swear those machines were designed by men as they are just about as uncomfortable and awkward as can be
as we turn, stand on tiptoes and feel the crush.
It is amazing how men can get so excited over this thing called breasts that sit on women’s chests
especially if they could see what is seen on mammograms I’m thinkin!
Wonder if they would ramp up on the respect meter if there was something like that for men to check them as well?
Notice the only one smiling here is the one in the white coat with her breasts comfortably covered and away from the machine?
Yep I noticed that as well.
Mammograms are essential to prevention, and prevention is key to the battle in Breast Cancer!
As we stand together this month in our awareness and remember those who fought the fight,
those who are now fighting,
those who are warriors in a battle that must be cured.
Research that continues and needs to ramp it up to destroy the threat
while honoring those who have died from this horrid disease.
Early detection is key to survival
and although many will not argue the benefit of mammograms it still seems that
awareness is key to survival for all.
Preventative care still beats
a diagnosis and mastectomies still seem to be favored among many than treatments that can kill or failed attempts at curing what is brewing it seems.
The National Cancer Institute recommends women 40-70 have a mammogram yearly, and I think they probably know what they are talking about.
Many lives have been forever changed by those without insurance, or those who fail to get annual exams, those who do not do self-exams or even those who “poo-poo” the whole idea.
I’ve found that many radiology places now are the benefactors of funding set up to provide free or affordable mammograms across the country for women to have access, appointments to get those vital mammograms with or without a written prescription from their doctors!
Oh yes, that brings me to a story…
A dear friend decided to take advantage of a mammogram and the appointment was set after not having one in several years.
Then she even went so far as to call her physician to request a “script” for it as well, only to receive a call back from her lady doc’s office saying these words:
“You haven’t been seen by the doctor in over a year dear, so she won’t write the script until she sees you to examine your breasts first”!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
I felt my blood pressure going up as I heard this story, yet remained calm in my attempts to understand how a physician who was also a woman could possibly think that her laying her hands on a persons breasts could possibly trump a mammogram on a person who happens to be so healthy she has not needed to see her physician in over a year!
this person has now found an established place and the time to take advantage of a mammogram for prevention and care for herself and only wanted a prescription from her provider.
What are people thinking?
Rose Radiology does not need a prescription from the physician to offer annual mammograms that they are now doing for the women of the community.
For those in Pinellas County
is providing mammograms during
Breast Cancer Month
in Palm Harbor Florida.
Check your communities
Schedule your mammograms
and remind your physicians of their first rule of practice
DO NO HARM
Yes I will freely admit a physicians hands and your hands are grand
However they are not
the high tech of a mammogram squeeze machine that yields those films that are then viewed by the skilled eye
of a physician on the inside of your breasts.
Around the world folks are lighting up buildings, signs are on trolleys, on the helmets of players, pink is the color, the reminders are there, now make yourself a note; CALL TO GET BOOBIES CHECKED! Women call your friends, family and take action.
Now that we’ve attended to that,
I’d like to share some exciting news:
I have been nominated for the
Yahoo WOMEN WHO SHINE
and I was just tickled and honored and absolutely thrilled!
Please visit this link to vote and leave a comment today, as it is now the votes and comments that will select the winner
of this contest!
I have been singing
“this little light of mine” since learning of this last night!
Together folks as I’ve told you for so long
we will “outshine the sun”!
I thank you for your support
and the love!
Walk in Beauty
- Hello October! Breast Cancer Awareness Month (drses.wordpress.com)
- Breast Enhancement and Breast Cancer (aboutplasticsurgery.com)
- Breast cancer, my family and me: Why every year I stand for my mammogram and think ‘Please, not yet’ (mirror.co.uk)
- Clearfield Hospital Reminds Women about the Importance of Early Breast Cancer Detection (gantdaily.com)
- Show Your Breasts Some Love! (equalityquilt.typepad.com)
- Automotive Expert and Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Announces Car Clinic’s “Pink and Green” Sweepstakes in Honor of Breast Cancer Month (prweb.com)
- Do Breast Enhancement Implants Interfere With Mammography? (aboutplasticsurgery.com)
- Malaysia budget gives women free mammograms (bikyamasr.com)
- Gene Juarez Offers Mobile Mammograms During October (seattle.cbslocal.com)
- A breast cancer survivor shares lessons in fighting (jacksonville.com)