A question from I do not like them, Sam I am.: If UHC is so great, why would Britain deny women breast cancer treatment drugs due to cost?


There…. since you people don’t know what you are talking about and can’t use google.

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Answer by The Zeitgeist
Source please!!!

Fine, I read your source.

Congratulations, you found proof of a theme that is similar in both Universal Health Care and Privatized Health Care.

That theme is trying to save money. For private, it means increasing profits. For UHC, it means being able to do more with tax payers money.

But that’s not all, because your source article indicates that the UHC has a mechanism in place where their decisions can be appealed. Can you appeal a treatment choice with your HMO? I didn’t think so.

Of course, a wealthy person in either system could choose to pay for this treatment out of pocket, so once again, your article proves absolutely nothing other than that you are stretching.

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A question asked by justME <33: What are the symptoms of breast cancer for women?

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Answer by anonymous
well, sometimes you get lumps…not always though

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As women, especially American women, much of our womanliness is centered on our breasts. No matter where one look, there are pictures, billboards, commercials, television shows, and movies of women with ample cleavage and these beautiful breasts. The contimplationthought of losing one or both breasts, to breast cancer, can be devastating for many of us. Sure, there’s reconstruction, but will it ever really look the same again? Even if you have reconstruction, you’ll never have sensation there again and, for many of us, that definitely affects our sexuality.

A close friend of mine went through two separate mastectomies, for my breast cancer, despite the fact that she wanted them both done at the same time. Two different surgeons told her that wasn’t necessary. They found out, later, that it was, as she had thought, the same breast cancer in both breasts. Through these surgeries, she learned a few things about what to expect, and how to get up and running again, after a mastectomy for breast cancer.

The first thing she realized is that, apart from the emotional aspect of such an operation, this is a straightforward surgery. The breast is composed, mostly, of fatty tissue and, of course, milk ducts and lobes. The removal of this breast tissue is much easier than operating on an organ, but carries much more significanceimpact for most of us. Most surgeons will get as much of the breast tissue out as they can to help lessen the chance of a recurrence of your breast cancer. You will usually wind up with a horizontal scar about four inches long. The scar may be red for quite a while but, ultimately, should fade to where you can hardly see it anymore.

Since you won’t be able to raise your arms over your head for a while, you will want to be sure to take loose-fitting, button-down shirts with you to the hospital,. You will also need a sports bra. It is highly recommend one that fastens in the front. They will put that on you after your surgery. Typically, you should be able to stay in the hospital for one night. If you’re going to have lymph nodes removed, a small pillow, to slip under that arm, will help make you more comfortable. Check with your local American Cancer Society. They may have small pillows for you. An extra pillow to hold to your chest, if you need to cough, sneeze, or laugh, can help keep your incision from aching.

When you wake up, you will have a couple of drain tubes for each side you have done. These tubes are important as they allow the excess fluid, which your body will produce, to drain out. If you didn’t have them, the fluid would have to be removed with a needle. These drains will have to be emptied a couple of times a day. One will have to write down how much fluid you drain so the doctor will know when you’ve slowed down enough to remove them. You may not know where to put these drains under your clothing. She pinned hers up to the sports bra and that way so they didn’t pull when she moved.

Plan on having someone there to help you for the first few days after you get home. You won’t be allowed to reach into your cabinets and definitely won’t be able to clean house or pick up your little children. You’ll be sent home with pain meds and definitely take them when you need them. Studies show that you will heal faster if you keep yourself out of pain, so don’t be afraid to take them as prescribed.

You’ll need to sleep in a partial sitting position. If you have a recliner, you may consider moving it into the bedroom as you won’t be able to lie flat for a while. If you don’t have one, or don’t have space for it in your bedroom, lots of pillows will work, too. Just be sure you have enough pillows to keep yourself comfortably propped up.

If you would like someone who’s been there before you to visit with, be sure to call your local American Cancer Society. There is an American Cancer Society program where they try to match you with one of their volunteers who have a similar experience as you. This woman will come visit you and will bring you all kinds of brochures and information on conventional treatment. She will also bring a list of exercises to start doing to regain your mobility and range of motion.

This is VERY important. It hurts to stretch your arm up, after surgery, but if you haven’t had reconstruction, and you don’t start soon, you will lose that range of motion. I’d recommend starting to gently, slowly reach your arm up … let your body be your guide … the day after your surgery. This is ONLY if you have not had reconstruction. If you have, let your plastic surgeon tell you when to start stretching. Push to where it hurts just a little, but do not push too far beyond that. Little by little, you’ll find yourself able to stretch a little farther every couple of days.

In all circumstances, make sure you first and foremost follow all your physicians’ directions. You should feel free to contact them at any point post surgery and during your recovery. Keeping them informed of your concerns will allow them to address them immediately and will speed your recovery right along.

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A question asked by freecancerspecialist: Why do Indian women seek treatment of breast cancer at such late stage?
Breast cancer is curable in early stages of disease. Once advanced- this opportunity if lost. However, majority of women treated for breast cancer in India come to hospitals for treatment of their breast cancer, only when the disease has advanced. WHY??
Indian surgeons and oncologists have the capability to cure breast cancer, even without sacrificing the breast for that- as par with best hospitals and doctors in the world. However, with this kind of late stage presentation, the doctors feel frustated, and patients do not have as good chance of cure

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Answer by mevlana
Poverty and lack of insurance …???

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A question from m3_sofakinggood: How can I raise awareness that breast cancer only focuses on women and not men or children?
-I think we need to bring back equality

- breast cancer is the 5th leading cause of death in women

-skin, brain, etc affects men, women, and children equally

-less then 1% of men get breast cancer

-women can now get breast augmentations paid by insurance companies due to breast cancer.
Kurt…never thought of that! That is inequality at it’s finest.

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Answer by Kurt
Dude, if you want to have a cause, consider this. If a woman gets pregnant, she can decide to terminate the pregnancy without permission from the father. But if a man decides that he does not want to be a father, not only can he not force her to have an abortion, but he can be forced to be held financially responsible for a child he does not want. Talk about inequality!

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Whether you do it for business reasons or for you own personal sense of style, it is important to express yourself. We actually express ourselves everyday. Sometimes, we aren’t even aware of it. Even something as small, and mostly unnoticed to us, as our personal bank checks can give others a sense of who we are.

If you want to carry personalized checks, rather than plain boring bank checks, you have many options to choose from. You can find humorous checks, cartoon characters, or even religious images. However, some checks are more than just pretty pictures. If you order Breast Cancer Awareness personal checks, for example, money from the sale will actually be given to different breast cancer foundations.

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer faces more American women than any other form of cancer. The chance of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer is 12%, or 1 in 8 women.

Breast cancer, after lung cancer, is the second chief cause of cancer-associated deaths of women. However, since 1990 breast cancer-related deaths have declined, due partly to the fact that breast cancer awareness has lead more women to going for early screenings. Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer.

There has been more development in the fight against breast cancer than against any other type of cancer. Part of this is due to the breast cancer awareness groups and foundations that help educate women about early detection and treatment options. Early detection is a major key to surviving breast cancer. Today, there are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

Breast cancer awareness is being increased with the use of breast cancer personal checks. Although the images vary, proceeds from most of the purchases go towards educating women, research opportunities, and treatment. One such foundation that is benefited through this process is the Susan G. Komen Search for the Cure. Sometimes, as much as 10% of the proceeds earned from the checks can be donated to the various foundations.

There are several different breast cancer awareness designs that you can choose from when ordering your checks. Everything from angel-themed checks to pretty retro-themed checks are available for purchase.

Of course, the pink ribbon checks are the most popular. Ribbons are the universal theme for awareness. The pink ribbon has become the globally recognized symbol for breast cancer awareness.

Some companies will even let you create a customized message over the signature line, giving you another way of personalizing your checks. If you have lost a loved one to breast cancer, or if you want to share part of your own survival story, this can be a good way to get the message out.

Remember that if you want to purchase Breast Cancer Awareness checks, it can save you money if you order them online. Ordering them online can actually save you 50% of the cost that your bank will probably charge you. It usually takes about 2 or 3 days for the checks to get to you once you’ve ordered them, so it might even save you time, as well.

Before you purchase breast cancer checks, visit 123CheapChecks.com to find coupons and to save 50% off your next purchase of breast cancer personal checks.

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The other day I ran across this video about causes of breast cancer which I think you will probably find of interest.

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A question from Kathryn: What percent of women survive having breast cancer twice?
My cousin has breast cancer, again, and she isn’t doing well. I just wanted to know if anyone knew the percent of women who survive breast cancer twice. I lost my grandmother two years agot to breast cancer, she also had it twice. Thank you.

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Answer by And E
I would have to believe that it is a rare or nonexistent occasion that a women gets breast cancer twice. It is far more likely that the cancer just went into remission temporarily. I do not have much of a medical background, but I would guess that the survival rate of women with a second bout of breast cancer is not much lower than of those only having it once. She is probably just as likely to beat it as she was the first time around.

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A question from abnjim5: Why do todays US women have high incidences of breast cancer?
My mother died of cancer. First, the cancer was found in the breast, then lymph nodes, and finally, the lungs. What causes breast cancer? It’s so common! My mother was a smoker.

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Answer by fyre_and_reign
I suspect that it’s a combination of things but I’ve read that bras can increase a chance that a woman will get breast cancer, that it impeded our lymph nodes and keeps toxins trapped in the breast area, plus I have read we don’t get enough iodine in our diet.

Plus, face it, we have so many pollutants in our cities and toxins in our food…

I’m sorry for your loss!

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The nutritional needs of women in various stages of their life are different. Menstruation, childbirth, breastfeeding and menopause taking a toll on the health of women and lack of essential vitamins can cause health problems. Vitamins for women are essential for hormonal balance in order to strengthen the immune system, retard the aging process and improve levels of energy security.

Vitamins are chemicals that are responsible for all physical processes are needed as shown by the reactions in cells. Each vitamin has a different function. Our bodies are only able to produce vitamin D all other vitamins should be obtained from food and vitamins.

No single food contains all vitamins. We all know that diet can be five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables provide all the necessary vitamins, but like many women today are too busy actually follow it? The result is that women are leaders in all age groups, the risk of vitamin deficiency.

Vitamin A, C and E are antioxidants and protect cells by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Also stimulate the immune system. Vitamin D helps strengthen bones, soft tissues, skin and mucous membranes and eye protection.

The body converts beta-carotene, vitamin A. Carrots, apricots, broccoli, zucchini and melon are a good source of beta-carotene. Other sources include papaya, peaches, peppers and spinach.

Vitamin C plays an important role in healing the body and boost immunity. It is important that pregnant women and infants. It is available in grape fruit, kiwi, oranges, strawberries and tomatoes.

Among the vitamins for women, vitamin E helps maintain healthy skin, nails and hair. It is related to the reproductive health of women and heart disease can prevent cataracts and cancer. Margarine, corn oil, cod liver oil, nuts and peanut butter contain vitamin E.

Vitamin D is essential for the development of bones and teeth. Women need this vitamin for the prevention of osteoporosis. Scientists have found that adequate amounts of vitamin D in younger women, the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, PMS or prevention.

Vitamin D also has proven beneficial for preventing colon cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin D fortified milk and fish. Sunlight is another source of vitamin D. Vitamin K is important as a vitamin. However, it plays an important role in blood clotting. It also helps strengthen bones in older people and prevent heart disease in women. Green leafy vegetables, broccoli, soy and fish oil are good sources of vitamin.

The list of essential vitamins for women contains all the B vitamins, however, vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid, important because it is necessary for the functioning of brain cells, DNA and education.

Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is involved with a woman, and the levels of the hormone have been shown to prevent heart disease. Bananas, beans, chicken and grains contain vitamin B6.

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in maintaining the functioning of nerves. It also serves as memory and ease depression. Vitamin B12 includes cheese, eggs, fish, meat and milk.

Folic acid prevents birth defects in early pregnancy and is essential for women, women of child bearing age and pregnant and lactating women. Folic acid may prevent anemia, promotes normal cell growth located in vegetables, beans, eggs, strawberries, melons, citrus and spinach.

With increasing age, should be taken to heart health in mind, and a healthy balanced diet of omega-3 fatty acids are essential. Fish oil and flaxseed oil are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
The daily vitamins for women who needed to continue the good health and energy supply, especially in the management of career, family and other responsibilities.

Ideal Diet

There is no such thing as a perfect diet that is based on how much protein, fat and carbohydrates you consume. People belonging to various tribes in different parts of the world have lived their entire lives on high protein, high fat diets, low protein, high carb diets, high saturated fat diets and diets high in milk and cream.

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