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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sign the Petition: Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act


Story from a nurse:
I'll never forget the look in my patients' eyes when I had to tell her
she had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breasts. I
remember begging the Doctors to keep this women in the hospital longer, only to hear that they would, but their hands were tied by the insurance companies.
So there I sat with my patient giving her the instructions she needed to
take care of herself, knowing full well she didn't grasp half of what I
was saying, because the glazed, hopeless, frightened look spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank you' she muttered.

A mastectomy is when a woman's breast is removed in order to remove
cancerous breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy,
you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards.
Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient
procedure.
Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery.

Mastectomy Bill in Congress
It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important! Please take the time
and do it really quick!

Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill - Important legislation for all women.


There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for
patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the drive-through mastectomy' where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a petition drive to show your support. Last year over half the House signed on.

PLEASE!! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site. You need not give
more than your name, email and zip code number.

http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/petition/signpetition.php

This takes about 2 seconds.
On behalf of all women, THANK YOU.

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