Monday, January 29, 2007

Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007

For those who have had or know of people who have had breast cancer, this may be a bill you want to contact your Representative about.

Here's what it does - "To require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations."

The bill's gone into committee, however if you support not having women and men (yes, we too can get breast cancer) kicked to the curb because their insurance company places other things above patient care, you might want to get in touch with your Rep. to get this moved out of committee ASAP.

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Anonymous said...

Breast Cancer patient protection
Common Breast Cancer Myths

The first myth pertaining to this disease is that it only affects women.

Second myth that is associated with this disease is that if one has found a lump during an examination, it is cancer.

Third is that it is solely hereditary

The next myth associated with breast cancer is downright ridiculous. Would you believe, that in this day and age, some individuals still think that breast cancer is contagious?

Conversely, some individuals foolishly believe that breast size determines whether or not one gets cancer.

Finally, another myth that is associated with this disease is that it only affects older people. This is not so. Although the chance of getting breast cancer increases with age, women as young as 18 have been diagnosed with the disease.

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Breast Cancer patient protection