This past week, while the health care reform bills were being debated in Congress, it seemed oddly coincidental to me that new recommendations for cancer screening started to come out. First it was breast cancer screening recommendations changing the age when women should start getting mammograms. Then Friday it was cervical cancer and changes to annual pap smears at age 21.
It’s no secret that health care costs are much higher for women than men, but still, I have to wonder. Has anyone else noticed that there have been no new “recommendations” for, say prostate cancer screening? As far as I know, there have been no men’s health recommendations even spoken of during all this controversy.