Posted by emmanuel98 on June 28, 2012, at 22:06:28
In reply to Re: Today After See A Trend? » Dinah, posted by Phillipa on June 28, 2012, at 21:58:43
> Dinah less testing means less dianosis and less money spent. Why (sarcastically said) would a female over 65 need an obgyn exam anymore. Goodness cancer could be found and if found means that treatment would be needed. It's to me like the ostrich with head in hole. What we don't know can't hurt us? My 50 year old male neighbor has a history of intestinal cancer in his family he did get a colonoscopy at 50 as was advised at time and polyps were found and removed and biopsied. Cost his insurance company money. Thankfully they were benign. But what if no colonoscopies were done as a test for occult blood is deemed good enough the polyps wouldn't have been found removed and biopsied. And if they had been allowed to stay would they have turned cancerous in a few years? Now they are saying colonoscopies can cause perforation of intestines so they are not necessary. Could go on and on. Mammograms in England even after Cancer every three years after first one done. It does get worse. Phillipa
Why is all this worse? This has nothing at all to do with Obamacare and everything to do with recent studies in health care, from medical journals. Colonosopies are now recommended every ten years instead of every five. Mammograms every two or three years instead of every year. Pap smears not at all for women over 60 and PSA tests not at all at any age. This is all based on evidence that most cancers are not aggressive and that those that are aggressive will kill you whether found early or late. This may suck, but it's the truth. And again, Obamacare has nothing to do with any of this. The medical profession itself has been issuing these new guidelines based on extensive studies.