Is it silly to post a photo of a pink crocheted dish cloth for my Pink Thoughts post? I hope not, because here it is!
I’m joining Christina’s Pink Thoughts today. I have mentioned here before that my mom had breast cancer. So did one of her sisters. So did two of my cousins. Of these four women only one of them died quickly from breast cancer, one of my cousins. My mom died from lung cancer twenty years after her breast cancer, seemingly not related to the breast cancer. My aunt died from bone cancer that doctors felt metastasized from her breast cancer. The other is another cousin of mine that is healthy many years after her diagnosis and treatment. My mom’s disease happened many years ago when mammograms were only done after a woman or her doctor felt a lump. My husband told me yesterday that he heard on the radio that The American Cancer Society has made a statement that they have a new stance on cancer, and the stance is that early detection is not helpful and early detection testing shouldn’t be practiced anymore. WHAT??? This made me feel sick, and I still feel so upset about this. I can’t find anything about this new stance on the internet and I pray that he heard wrong. I want for all of us women to do whatever we can to keep ourselves healthy and to use all of the early detection tools that are available to us, and to not end up unable to because of insurance companies and government using an official statement like that to not cover these tests.
Sorry about the rant. Has anyone heard anything about this?