I kinda feel like I am poking my nose in where it doesn't belong in some of these threads in The Womens forum, but, there is a great wealth of knowledge, so, please pardon my intrusion (as a male looking at some of these posts).
I have loved ones and significant others approaching and/or in this age group (i.e., getting regular mammograms) and, oddly, it seems like I am the one who is paranoid and waits anxiously for the results to arrive to ensure all is well. One thing I do not understand is the time you women have to wait for appointments, then for follow-up. Why the hell is that? Waiting 2 weeks to get in for a second check would kill me. It does not seem like men have to wait at all like that. If I think something is wrong, I can usually get in right away. I am not old enough for the recommended regular colon screening yet, but, my male friends who are seem to be able to get in right away and seem to immediately get follow ups, if needed.
It is a shortage of health care providers in this field? Just curious b/c it seems to create a lot of unecessary anxiety, at least is has for me in the past.
Very glad to hear your results came out well.
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