Friday, November 20, 2009

New guidelines for Pap Smears

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have come out to say that women do need to get cancer screenings until they are at least 21 years of age.
Why ? Because "the move toward fewer screenings will reduce unnecessary treatment in young women and protect them from future pregnancy complications.", says Dr. Alan G. Waxman

Yep, that's right, they suggest waiting until after the women reach 21 years of age because Doctors were to aggressive in their attempts to eradicate cancer.

Wouldn't it have been more prudent to issue new guidelines to Doctors suggesting less aggressive methods earlier than at age 21 ?

Imagine if, when The American Heart Association saw a need for new guidelines in CPR, they had just issued a press release suggesting that " one wait until help arrives", rather than changing the way CPR is taught.

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