Cancer advocates nationwide are marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by urging their members of Congress to boost funding for a federal program that provides access to lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings and treatment for millions of low-income and uninsured women.
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Reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in America requires improved access to mammography and clinical breast examination, testified Otis Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today.
Washington, D.C. – October 23, 2009 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, welcomed breast cancer survivors to the White House today to highlight the importance of access to health care for women.
American Cancer Society Expert Testifies on Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness and Access to Cancer Care
Reducing the number of breast cancer deaths in America requires that we improve access to affordable and adequate health insurance, expand the availability of mammograms, reduce disparities in care among low-income and minority populations, and educate young women about good breast health, testified Otis Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today.
As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off today it’s important to note that inadequate funding continues to limit the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program (NBCCEDP) to providing screenings to only one in five eligible women nationwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -– April 20, 2007 -– President Bush signed critical legislation into law today to expand a successful program that provides lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings to low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- March 27, 2007 -- The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) Reauthorization Act of 2007 (H.R. 1132).