Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Governing our own "Best Part" Health Care

Peace and Blessings,

As you may have heard, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a panel of independent (so-called)experts, recently updated the guidelines for breast cancer screening. In short, these guidelines state the following:

•Women between the ages of 40 and 49 should not be routinely screened.
•Women between the ages of 50 and 74 should be screened every two years.
•Screenings are unnecessary for women 75 and older.
•Women should not be taught how to perform breast self-examinations.
•There is no additional benefit to clinical breast examination by doctors, nor are there added benefits to digital mammography or magnetic resonance imaging over film mammography.

What does this mean for Original women? The problem with many of these Task Forces, government policies, or guidelines when it comes to our own healthcare, is it usually serves too much as template for the initiative that we may or may not take to obtain proper care for ourselves - especially when it comes to our breasts, and cancer. Among Original women, it is reported that not only do we suffer the highest cases of deaths from breast cancer but also that we are diagnosed with it at younger age - sometimes in our late 30's and early 40's. Many times we lack the resources for gaining proper healthcare so we tend to not be forthright about getting proper diagnosis.

Our lessons teach that we everything has a source - a cause, and effect. We know that we should not sit up and wait for a mystery to bring us food, clothing and shelter. I would also add to that, that we should also not let a mystery (these unknown task forces, officials, government politics) govern the way we seek care for our bodies. Be cognizant and proactive about your preserving your best part. If there are women in your family with a history of breast cancer, then have yourself checked. If you practice self-exams and find something abnormal, have yourself checked.

Victorious Lanasia Earth

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