Monday, December 14, 2009
Whether it is a mom, sister , daughter, grandmother, niece, or acquaintance, most of us, at some point in our lives, has been touched by breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is a little less than 1 in 8 (12%).
Do you think that Mammograms should be used as political weapons? I don't think they should either, but as Politico writes, they are being used as political weapons.
I was shocked a couple of weeks ago to hear that a government committee issued a recommendation that it was unnecessary for women under 50 to screen for breast cancer. This recommendation came from the same government formed committee, that under the current legislation in the Senate, will be making such decisions in the future.
Is this what Americans want to happen with their personal health care? Should you have to discuss these personal and private decisions with a panel of individuals that may or may not be physicians? The bottom line is that Americans want to make a choice in their health care. They do not want the government involved in these personal choices and decisions. These decisions should remain between the Doctor and the Patient!
Linda Dorr of Laguna, CA is a breast care survivor and a tea party activist. This issue hits close to home with Linda and she is taking the initiative to head up a rally tomorrow in San Diego to tell "Uncle Sam, Keep Your Mitts Off My T*ts!" The event is already being written up on local websites and newspapers. Linda took drastic measures back in the summer when she chose to have a double masectomy. She talked about this with Cavuto on Fox News in July.
We are working with activists around the country to help raise awareness to this issue that has touched so many of our lives. It is time that we all say, "Uncle Sam, Keep Your Mitts Off My T*ts!" and my other body parts too! Over the next two weeks, and longer if necessary, people will be holding rallies across the country to send that exact message to Uncle Sam.
If you are interested in hosting one of these rallies or participating in one of these rallies, please contact us. You an also join the FaceBook group here.
Thank you for doing your part and standing up for women across this country!