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Amy Robach's "Pink Initiative" on-air mammogram may have saved her life

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by thisnumbersdisconnected, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

    Apr 11, 2013
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    Ladies, if you haven't been checked, please do so. It really is life-or-death. Be a hero to your husband and your children.
    #1 thisnumbersdisconnected, Nov 11, 2013
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  2. padredurand

    padredurand Well-Known Member
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    Oct 25, 2004
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    Good advice. I drive a mobile mammography coach for a major regional hospital. It takes 15 minutes and I couldn't begin to tell you the stories I heard from women who had their screening on the coach. Most states have programs for low/no cost mammos. We do a lot of corporate events where the company lets their employees come out on company time.
  3. annsni

    annsni Administrator

    May 30, 2006
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    I started getting them at 40 years old but had been getting ultrasounds for 2 years before that. When my youngest child was 4 months old (and I was 38), I had a serious case of mastitis that went septic. It was NOT good. Once that was cleared up (it's amazing what the right antibiotic will do over the wrong one - lesson learned - don't go to a GP for something he doesn't often see), I had to have ultrasounds because apparently my long term effect was a damaged lymph node. It always causes me to have to return from the mammo if they haven't read it by the time I leave and get an ultrasound. The last few times, my doc just ordered both. But all is good so far and I'm due for my next on in January. At least I've been dropped to once a year rather than every 4 months!