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Here are 3 recent breaking breast developments that all inquiring minds will want to be abreast of.
- Landmark medical study concluding that many women with breast cancer do not need to undergo pain and expense of removing lymph nodes. They do just as well if their nodes are not disturbed. Why does this matter? See prior landmark Whistleblower post.
- U.S Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn) pushed back at First Lady Michelle Obama’s promotion of breast feeding, in a proposal to make breast pumps tax deductible. In Bachmann’s words, “I’ve given birth to five babies and I breastfed every single one of these babies. To think that government has to go out and buy my breast pump for my babies. You wanna talk about the nanny state? I think we just got the new definition of a nanny.”
- New study of breast biopsies concludes that physicians have been performing surgical biopsies of breast lesions excessively, instead of using a less invasive needle biopsy technique.
- Hundreds of thousands of women would be spared unnecessary surgery every year.
- Hundreds of millions of dollars would be saved. Anyone out there think we could use this money in the health care system?
- Fortunately, only a minority of women with breast lesions have cancer. For technical reasons, a surgical biopsy can make the definitive cancer surgery trickier than if needle biopsy were used.
All of these breast developments deserve to be supported. I celebrate any medical study that demonstrates that less medicine means more healing. With regard to the Bachmann-Obama duel, I think that Bachmann has a point. With our deficit and national debt rising beyond the stratosphere, is pumping taxpayer cash into breast pumps a national priority?
To the kids reading, who were hoping that this post would include some graphic and titillating images, I’m so sorry to disappoint you. If you are seeking carnal and prurient material, then just ask your Mom or Dad to take you to a PG-13 movie.