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In 2010, New York enacted a law requiring hospitals to inform breast cancer patients of their reconstruction options. Then Ohio followed suit in January of 2014. We are making progress! Let's keep fighting to make this a requirement for all states!
Goal: 30,000 Progress: 27,122
Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

A breast cancer diagnosis can present a woman with countless uncertainties. With all of the distress associated with a diagnosis, a woman deserves to know every option that's available to her.

When breast cancer is diagnosed, there are a few treatment methods available. She can have the lump removed (lumpectomy), or she can opt to have one or both breasts removed (mastectomy). An additional option — that many are unaware of — is to have both breasts reconstructed. If a woman undergoes a mastectomy, but isn't presented with the option to have her breasts reconstructed at the same time, she may have to endure another painful surgical experience.

Women should know exactly what's accessible to them upon diagnosis so they can make informed decisions about their own treatment. Many bills have been created to push this agenda on a national level, but so far none have been enacted.

Sign the petition today, calling for a law that would require doctors to inform breast cancer patients of all of their options before they undergo surgery.

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Dear President Obama:

I applaud you for making healthcare a priority for your administration. I'd like to draw your attention to an issue that has been cycling through different versions of the same bill for years; doctors aren't always informing their breast cancer patients of all the options available to them upon diagnosis. This needs to change.

Many women do not know that, in addition to lumpectomies and mastectomies, they also have the option to undergo breast reconstruction. Having the opportunity to opt for reconstruction removes much of the stress and time spent associated with undergoing each procedure separately. In this light, otherwise long and arduous surgeries could potentially be minimized greatly.

A woman with breast cancer should be given every opportunity to reduce the stresses and hardships associated with a cancer diagnosis, and doctors should be required to help her do so.

I am writing to ask that you push strongly to make this into law, so that every woman knows the options available to her.


Petition Signatures

Aug 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 6, 2018 Mary Sier
Aug 5, 2018 jeanette Hicks
Aug 1, 2018 Lynne potts
Aug 1, 2018 Jennifer Swanson
Jul 30, 2018 Leslye Goldman
Jul 29, 2018 Bonnie Gallik
Jul 29, 2018 Joan Hutton
Jul 29, 2018 Judy McKinney
Jul 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jul 10, 2018 Stacey Persico
Jul 8, 2018 Chris Leverich
Jul 6, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jun 29, 2018 Thomas Budd
Jun 28, 2018 Karen Phillips
Jun 23, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 23, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jun 22, 2018 kristine brovold
Jun 19, 2018 R. Vanstrien
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 Jessica Davis
Jun 18, 2018 Wendy Springstead
Jun 13, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 6, 2018 Dianne Brekhus
Jun 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 29, 2018 Pilar Pérez
May 26, 2018 Madeline Nesci
May 23, 2018 Bernie Doherty
May 23, 2018 Howard Olanier
May 23, 2018 Howard Olanier
May 23, 2018 Laure Leclerc
May 22, 2018 Reba Garrison
May 22, 2018 Rhoda Slanger
May 22, 2018 Mary Greer
May 22, 2018 LORI BEARDEN
May 22, 2018 Elaine Cheney
May 22, 2018 Pina Piñones
May 22, 2018 Christine Harrison
May 22, 2018 Nancy Murray
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 Connie pinto
May 20, 2018 koenraad seminck
May 20, 2018 Brenda Baker
May 20, 2018 Corrine Mohnasky
May 20, 2018 Jan Mukomela

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