Please HELP: Breast Cancer Petition

breast cancer awareness

When I heard that women had to go home only hours after a mastectomy, I was physically ill from the remorse of the state of health care in this amazing country!  Please….join me and LifetimeTV…in Urging Congress to stop “Drive-Through” Mastectomies!

The Bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act Gets First Congressional Hearing in 12 Years

On Wednesday, May 21, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held, for the first time ever, a hearing on the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act. Championed by Representative DeLauro (D-CT) and Senators Snowe (R-ME) and Landrieu (D-LA), this bill would eliminate the practice of “drive-through” mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital following their physically and emotionally difficult breast cancer surgeries before they and their doctors may feel they are ready to go home. For the millions of women and families who have shared their horrific stories of “drive-through” mastectomies on myLifetime.com, this hearing — an important first step toward the passage of this bill — is 12 years too late. But for the nearly 200,000 women who will face breast cancer this year, it is about time.

This is just the first step. There is still a long way to go. You can help. Sign the petition today and urge Congress to continue to take steps to pass this bill.   ~~Dee

4 thoughts on “Please HELP: Breast Cancer Petition

  1. My Mum died of breast cancer and it is one of the most heart wrenching illnesses to witness! Fortunately we have a health care system that did everything they could, with lots of support for the family too.

    I wish you all the best with the petition and urge everyone to examine themselves as a routine.

  2. Nigel–I had a breast cancer issue last October. I have had to go for four follow up examine none of which are covered by insurance. However, they did send me a nice letter that said if I had to have a breast removed, then they would cover a part of that! This is the amazing state of what we call health care. And the sad parts is that some dont even have this much! SELF EXAMINES are vital. It is how I caught mine!

    My prayers to you and your family for the loss of your mother. Thank you for sharing that with us–I know it must be difficult–to help us remember that the mortality from breast cancer is a reality. I appreciate your gift completely…and will whisper blessing to your mother for a wonderful son! ~~Dee

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