Take My Breasts, Please

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I’ve written about the preventative mastectomy scam in the past – women chopping off breasts as a preventative measure. Read my blog and follow the money trail. Recently, Sharon Osbourne announced she had a preventative double mastectomy, and now Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will do the same.

Rose, originally of Newburgh, Md., and now living in Washington, D.C., won the title of Miss District of Columbia in June. In 2011, she placed in the top eight at the Miss USA pageant as Miss Maryland. She said that the upcoming Miss America pageant will be her last with both of her breasts.

“A lot of people are confused when I say I’m choosing life over beauty, but it’s beauty as a stereotype, the Hollywood idea of beauty, the physical attributes. I’m not going to let my desire to achieve those goals distract me from my own health,” she said.

In fact, this has nothing to do with a noble choice between life and “beauty.” Allyn, like so many other women, was frightened into this procedure by the medical establishment that has so much to gain from these costly interventions that insurance companies agree to cover. Yet, try getting your insurance company to cover $500 worth of acupuncture or non-standard physical therapy. The government’s cancer institute gently promotes this procedure, as well as the satellites of Big Cancer. No wonder Jerome Kassirer, MD, former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, has said that “The entire medical system is corrupt.” Here’s Walter Bortz, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Follow me on Twitter @karendecoster.com.

6:44 am on December 8, 2012