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http://www.lifetimetv.com/breastcancer/ ... thanks.php

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.


> 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 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 below. You need not

> give more than your name and zip code.


> http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast ... ledge.html


> This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends and family

> and, on behalf of all women,




> Celestine Grace, MPH

> Director, School-based Health and Community Partnerships

> Aurora Health Care

> 950 N. 12th Street, Suite A412

> Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

> Celestine.Grace@aurora.org

> Telephone - 414-219-7284

> Fax - 414-219-7709




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