Tuesday, April 6, 2010

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Sometimes I hear that there are no breast cancer advocacy groups who question the benefits of screening mammography.   Well here's a rather large one:

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)* is a powerful voice, speaking for women and men across the country, demanding victory in the war against breast cancer. In 2003 it was named one of the twenty most influential groups in health policy based on a survey of congressional staff-the only grassroots group and the only breast cancer organization to make that list.

NBCC has grown to include hundreds of organizations, representing several million patients, professionals, women, their families and friends. Coalition members include cancer support, information and service groups, as well as women's health and provider organizations.

Check out what they have to say about the recent Preventive Task Force Services screening mammography recommendations 

To Overhaul the System, ‘Health’ Needs Redefining


Great Essay 

ends with:

If you are one of the millions of Americans adversely affected by the unrelenting growth of health costs — an employer that can’t afford insurance or a patient who can’t afford prescription drugs or can’t find insurance at all — you have to take back responsibility for deciding what health really means, not surrender that decision to “experts” with strong financial incentives.

And even if you are one of the few who doesn’t need to worry about money, you still need to take back this responsibility. Your health may depend on it.