Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

Breast Cancer Patient Education Act
May 10, 2015 Alene Nitzky
breast cancer patient education act

Women need education about a full range of options when facing a breast cancer diagnosis.

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 ofĀ passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act by Congress.

Since breast cancer affects so many women, it is long past time that we enactĀ 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.Ā 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.


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