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Nicole Lawder whips them out for charity

By 24 January 2014 14

The Liberals’ Nicole Lawder is raising awareness of breast cancer screening:

Today, Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder will undergo a mammogram to encourage more Canberra women over the age of 40 to get their breasts checked and provide early detection of breast cancer.

Ms Lawder will take advantage of the free mammograms for women over the age of 40 conducted by BreastScreen ACT.

“Like many Canberrans I’ve been touched personally by the toll breast cancer has taken on some of my friends and family members. I want to send the message that screening every two years to detect cancer early is the key to surviving this brutal disease,” Ms Lawder said.

“Recent research has found the ACT falls behind other jurisdictions when it comes to screening rates, so I want the ACT to be more aware and vigilant when it comes to checking for the early signs of breast cancer,” Ms Lawder concluded.

BreastScreen ACT provides screening clinics in the ACT at 1 Moore Street in the City and the Phillip Health Centre in Woden. You can ring 13 20 50 to make an appointment.

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14 Responses to Nicole Lawder whips them out for charity
#1
gooterz11:00 pm, 25 Jan 14

Are prostate screenings also free?

#2
mutley5:36 pm, 26 Jan 14

gooterz said :

Are prostate screenings also free?

At Kambah Pools

#3
ScienceRules6:46 pm, 26 Jan 14

mutley said :

gooterz said :

Are prostate screenings also free?

At Kambah Pools

Am I a bad person for finding this a total cack?

#4
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:35 pm, 26 Jan 14

ScienceRules said :

mutley said :

gooterz said :

Are prostate screenings also free?

At Kambah Pools

Am I a bad person for finding this a total cack?

Nothing to lol about, it’s 100% serious.

Gooterz, head on down to kambah pool and get your check up, bro.

#5
Woody Mann-Caruso8:59 am, 27 Jan 14

gooterz said :

Are prostate screenings also free?

No, because read this.

#6
Deref10:14 am, 27 Jan 14

ScienceRules said :

mutley said :

gooterz said :

Are prostate screenings also free?

At Kambah Pools

Am I a bad person for finding this a total cack?

If so, so am I.

#7
Tool7:12 pm, 27 Jan 14

Photos or it never happened

#8
gooterz10:16 pm, 27 Jan 14

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gooterz said :

Are prostate screenings also free?

No, because read this.

Prostate kills men than women who die of breast cancer. Sounds like they need to pull their finger out and do some more research.

#9
Antagonist11:08 pm, 27 Jan 14

Tool said :

Photos or it never happened

Think football socks with sand in the end. Be careful what you wish for!

#10
Woody Mann-Caruso10:03 am, 28 Jan 14

gooterz said :

Prostate kills men than women who die of breast cancer. Sounds like they need to pull their finger out and do some more research.

Prostate cancer deaths, 2010: 3,235
Breast cancer deaths, 2010: 2,864
Difference: 371
Population of Australia, 2010: 22,342,000

Go google what ‘statistically significant variation’ means. Place the variance above in the broader medical context of men tending to see doctors less frequently; to take longer to seek advice about serious issues; to follow preventative health care practices; to properly implement a regimen of treatment; and a higher propensity to die from all causes than women. Add it to the bits of the link above that you clearly didn’t read that talk about the actual effectiveness of prostate cancer testing. Explain why such funding should take priority over research into the four other things more likely to kill men than prostate cancer. Ask yourself why you think we should fund ineffective testing. Try to come up with an answer that doesn’t include ‘because I hate people with vaginas’.

#11
Antagonist11:30 am, 28 Jan 14

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gooterz said :

Prostate kills men than women who die of breast cancer. Sounds like they need to pull their finger out and do some more research.

Prostate cancer deaths, 2010: 3,235
Breast cancer deaths, 2010: 2,864
Difference: 371
Population of Australia, 2010: 22,342,000

Go google what ‘statistically significant variation’ means. Place the variance above in the broader medical context of men tending to see doctors less frequently; to take longer to seek advice about serious issues; to follow preventative health care practices; to properly implement a regimen of treatment; and a higher propensity to die from all causes than women. Add it to the bits of the link above that you clearly didn’t read that talk about the actual effectiveness of prostate cancer testing. Explain why such funding should take priority over research into the four other things more likely to kill men than prostate cancer. Ask yourself why you think we should fund ineffective testing. Try to come up with an answer that doesn’t include ‘because I hate people with vaginas’.

From the Institute for Health and Welfare: “In 2012, it is estimated that more than 120,700 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer, excluding basal and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. More than half (56%) of these cases are expected to be diagnosed in males. The most commonly reported cancers in 2012 are expected to be prostate cancer, followed by bowel cancer, breast cancer, melanoma of the skin and lung cancer.”

Take it somewhere else, WMC. More men are diagnosed with cancer than women, and more men die of cancer than women. And just so it is out there, men also get diagnosed with, and die from breast cancer. 56% cancers in men, versus 44% cancers in women is statistically significant. But it does not mean anyone hates someone else because they have a vagina. I hate some people WITH vaginas, but not because they HAVE vaginas. It is usually because they are not nice people. Their genitalia is irrelevant.

Back on topic, good on Ms Lawder for being screened and encouraging others to do the same. I still do not want to see any photos though.

#12
Innovation2:16 pm, 28 Jan 14

gooterz said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gooterz said :

Are prostate screenings also free?

No, because read this.

Prostate kills men than women who die of breast cancer. Sounds like they need to pull their finger out and do some more research.

Don’t you mean…. Sounds like they need to put their finger in AND do some more research….

Sorry but someone had to say it……..

#13
Woody Mann-Caruso4:11 pm, 28 Jan 14

From the Institute for Health and Welfare: “In 2012, it is estimated that more than 120,700 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer

We’re talking about prostate cancer and breast cancer, not all cancers. Your ‘back on topic’ remark further down is ironic.

More men are diagnosed with cancer than women, and more men die of cancer than women.

None of which changes the fact that the one test we have for prostate cancer – PSA – is of highly questionable effectiveness. You do remember that we’re talking about cancer testing, right? Who pays for it? Whether that’s a good idea? Whether men are somehow missing out on vital treatment that should be subsidised by the taxpayer (hint: they’re not) and whether this is the result of a sexist conspiracy (hint: it isn’t)?

I’ll put the same question to you I put to your oppressed mate: why we should we fund an ineffective test? Medicine is about science, not your petty ‘if she gets it I should get it too’ perspectives on gender, or the clutching at straws you try to pass off as a grasp of cancer epidemiology.

#14
sepi5:23 pm, 28 Jan 14

another consideration is that prostate issues tend to be an older age issue, whereas breast cancer strikes younger women.

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