If you are concerned about breast cancer screening and the over-simplification of breast cancer, you must read The real scandal: science denialism at Susan G. Komen for the Cure by Christie Aschwanden!
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been in the news lately because it cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which, among other services, was providing breast screening for low-income women who couldn’t afford it. Then, after a groundswell of protest, Komen reversed its decision. It soon became known that Komen’s new VP of Public Policy was a failed Republican candidate for governor of Georgia and that part of her platform had been to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
People are angry, and it’s not over yet. But Aschwanden’s article explores another aspect of Komen’s message to women that is also food for thought north of the border.
Go to http://www.lastwordonnothing.com/2012/02/08/komen/ . I am sure it will reflect the experiences of many involved in the breast cancer community.