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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mastectomy Bill in Congress

Mastectomy Bill in Congress
Please Read and Sign

Thank you for your time!
From a nurse:
I'll never forget the look in my patients eyes
when I had to tell them they had to go home
with the drains, new exercises and no breast.
I remember begging the Doctors to keep these
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 them the instructions they
needed to take care of themselves, knowing full
well they didn't grasp half of what I was saying,
because the glazed, hopeless, frightened look
spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank you' they
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 quickly!

Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill - Important
legislation for all women.
Please send this to everyone in your address book.
If there was ever a time when our voices and choices
should be heard, this is one of those times. If you're
receiving this, it's because I think you will take the
30 seconds to go to vote on this issue and send it
on to others you know who will do the same.
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 p age 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 below. You need not give more than your name,
zip code number and e-mail address.
http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/petition
/signpetition.php

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON
to your friends and family, and on behalf of all women,
THANK YOU.

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