Terri Coutee, an advocate for breast reconstruction awareness, has written an eloquent letter to U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell about the necessity of passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act by Congress.
Since breast cancer affects so many women, it is long past time that we enact legislation to ensure that women get the information they need to make informed decisions if they should need to based on a breast cancer diagnosis.
At the present time, receiving the full range of information and options available cannot be taken for granted by women who are faced with the need for treatment and surgical interventions. Disparities in education among different segments of the population need to end. All women need to be made aware that they have a choice among the same range of options.
Read Terri’s letter to learn more.