The phrase ‘kicking the bucket’ is fairly well known. It was popularized by two men with terminal illnesses in a 2007 movie. They decided to actualize their dreams before kicking the bucket. They came up with a ‘bucket list’ of stuff they wanted to do before they died.
The womb (uterus in medical terms) is a key organ that defines women and their reproductive potential. It’s a dynamic organ that responds in a predictable manner to female hormones produced by the ovaries. As soon as reproductive maturity is achieved, the uterus always keeps itself ready in anticipation for a potential pregnancy.
Your concern about recommendations for breast cancer screening is very relevant. And it’s true that in the recent past, various professional bodies have given somewhat different opinions on the timing of breast cancer screening. What is not in doubt is that some sort of screening is advisable.
A new and sobering report on obesity is just hot off the press. The main take home message is that obesity is bad news for anyone and everyone. The obese are unwittingly limiting their longevity by up to four years. If that’s not reason enough for you to watch your weight, then you have a far bigger problem once you add up all other negative health effects of obesity.