Quotable: Melissa Etheridge Says The New Mammogram Guidelines Are Phooey

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 24, 2009

“We have gotten ourselves into a big, deep hole in the way that we look at health. Women have to take control of our healthcare back. We are in a system where they get money when we’re sick. That’s never going to work for us. So when someone says, ‘You don’t need a mammogram until you’re 50,’ you take charge of that. I don’t trust any of that.”

—Melissa Etheridge, breast cancer survivor, on the new recommendation that women not get screened for the disease until they’re 50 [People]