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The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).<br><br>
This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.<br><br><br><br>
Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/" target="_blank"><br>
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/</a>
 

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I still don't quite "get" how mammograms are supposed to PREVENT breast cancer, when mammograms are x-rays and x-rays have been proven to CAUSE cancer.<br><br>
Is it possible that women who get frequent mammograms get more cancer- not because it's diagnosed earlier but because the mammograms may actually contribute to cancer growth?<br><br>
I'm not comfortable doing anything to support mammograms (not even clicking on the site for free) until those questions have been adequately addressed.
 

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I think mammograms to underpriveledged women is a great idea in theory, but I can tell you that until my Mom had insurance, she intentionally would not get a mammogram. This was because if it found something, it would be considered a preexisting condition, and would not be covered. There was no funding to treat cancer if it showed up, or even to do further testing if athere was a question. If the mammogram had found something before she had insurance, she couldn't have afforded to treat it anyway<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> And I don't think we would have been able to cover it either.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I still don't quite "get" how mammograms are supposed to PREVENT breast cancer, when mammograms are x-rays and x-rays have been proven to CAUSE cancer.<br><br>
Is it possible that women who get frequent mammograms get more cancer- not because it's diagnosed earlier but because the mammograms may actually contribute to cancer growth?<br><br>
I'm not comfortable doing anything to support mammograms (not even clicking on the site for free) until those questions have been adequately addressed.</div>
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I totally agree. I have never felt comfortable with the idea of radiation being squeezed through my breasts...especially since I have a horrible family history of breast cancer. Self exams and ultrasounds for me, thanks!!!
 

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I will get a mammogram when men start having the same thing done to their pkgs.<br><br>
I would have to agree with Ruthla.
 

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that my mother does not participate in the mammogram um...'thing'.<br><br>
i won't do it, and i don't get pap smears either. i find all those things to be detrimental to health.
 
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