**** This post is of an adult nature, so heed this warning if you are under 18 years old or a man. ****
It was that time again. What time do you ask? It was that time to have that nasty, painful, pinching, squeezing test – a mammogram. As a woman I know the importance of having this test done, but it doesn’t make me look forward to it.
I love being a woman, but I hate this test. This year I was called back to have my left breast rechecked. Apparently there was some calcification that the radiologist wanted to get a closer view. It hurt. It was uncomfortable. I stood there blocking out what was going on.
What I thought about was who invented this torture device? As you may have guess, it was a MAN! Albert Salomon is credited with being the inventor of breast radiology. I think if you invent something you should try it out yourself first. I’m just saying.
I would like to challenge anyone – especially women – to invent a better way to check for cancer. Preferably one that doesn’t involve putting your breast in a vice and having the daylights squeezed out of it. Seriously, anyone? Come on, we live in a very technical age where we can do just about anything with our phones and computers. Do I have to wait until cars can fly?
There has to be a better way.
This is breast cancer awareness month, so ladies do get tested even if this is not a pleasant experience it is a necessary one.
© Nadine Zawacki 2010