October 21st, 2015

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Mammograms: Conventional Guidelines Catching up with Alternative Suspicions

(commentary between copied articles by Jacob Schor, not me)

American Cancer Society, in a Shift, Recommends Fewer Mammograms

By DENISE GRADY OCT. 20, 2015

New York Times

One of the most respected and influential groups in the continuing breast-cancer screening debate said on Tuesday that women should begin mammograms later and have them less frequently than it had long advocated.

The American Cancer Society, which has for years taken the most aggressive approach to screening, issued new guidelines on Tuesday, recommending that women with an average risk of breast cancer start having mammograms at 45 and continue once a year until 54, then every other year for as long as they are healthy and expected to live another 10 years.

The organization also said it no longer recommended clinical breast exams, in which doctors or nurses feel for lumps, for women of any age who have had no symptoms of abnormality in the breasts.

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QotD: Nataraja

When Shiva the Great Yogin chooses
to become the Lord of the Dance, Nataraja,
the universe appears as Consciousness
in its most ecstatic forms:
as art and play, as knowledge and beauty,
as the very embodiment of awareness
in the form of the Self.


—From
Clothed in Consciousness:
Nataraja in the Tantric Tradition

by Dr. Douglas Brooks