Posts tagged "mammograms"

Woman Vs. Doctor: The Breast Cancer Screening Debate

I love my boobs. I even love the plethora of words to describe them: melons, knockers, headlights, hooters, jugs, bazoombas ... My girls are small but perky and look fantastic in strapless dresses and T-shirts. I plan to keep them forever. So last year when the United States Preventative Services Task Force changed its recommendatio…

By: Erica Maxwell / February 18, 2010

Senate Passes Women’s Health Amendment To Save Boobies (Among Other Things)

The health care reform debate generally seems like a mud-slinging slop fest, but at least it made some progress for women. Today, the Senate passed an amendment to mandate insurance companies to provide coverage of mammograms, pelvic exams, and other preventative services for women. It's unclear if it covers birth control, though. Sen. Barbara Mikulski…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2009

Quotable: Melissa Etheridge Says The New Mammogram Guidelines Are Phooey

"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…

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

Women Urged To Wait To Get Mammograms Until Age 50

"Early detection" has been the rallying cry for many breast cancer survivors and organizations, and for years that meant getting a yearly mammogram once a woman turned 40. Now, however, those guidelines have changed. Most women should start breast cancer screening at the age of 50 instead of 40, 50- to 74-year-old women should have…

By: Annika Harris / November 17, 2009

Thank Kylie Minogue For Your Mammogram!

Kylie Minogue, who just turned the big 4-0 last week, has made women want to wear more spandex, sing at the top of their lungs, and dance like there’s no tomorrow. She's beaten breast cancer and has also proved that Billboard hits aren’t the only charts she’s been affecting. Since openly talking about her battle…

By: Simcha / June 5, 2008

Elle Woods Party Plans Your Next Mammogram

Latching onto the earth-shattering news that women love a good party, an Orlando radiology clinic is hosting mammogram parties to encourage women to get the breast cancer check-up. So, yeah, we appreciate the sentiment -- i.e., let's try and make women feel like coming to get their boobs flattened between two metal plates is, like,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 3, 2007