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.
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 below. THEN click on the " Sign the Petition " box.
You need not give more than your name and zip code.