|My favorite picture of me and my dad, circa 1973|
A study announced yesterday affirms that although MRIs may initially have false positives for detecting breast cancer, repeated screenings can better identify trouble areas than mammograms.
Women in their 40s know their bodies. They know when there's trouble, even if they can't explain exactly what it is. They know when a doctor or insurance company is trying to get them out of the way, on the cheap.
I bring this study to you as a reminder to tell your doctor to look further if you think there's a problem. To go to another doctor if you're not getting what you need. To insist on that extra test, just to make sure. To climb the ranks if your insurance company is being a jerk.
It's been said that well-behaved women don't make history. When it comes to your health, nice doesn't have a place at the table either.
I feel like my father's daughter every day of my life, but today, especially so.