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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: 27,104
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

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
May 20, 2018 Gayle Hill I went this. I was told I was going to do this and nothing else was offered. It never felt right. Don't get me, I'm glad I'm alive, but I don't feel I had no other choose.
May 20, 2018 Harald Bilek
May 20, 2018 WAU Usahanun
May 20, 2018 Sandra Mcgee
May 20, 2018 Doria Whitlatch
May 20, 2018 Cherie Summerill
May 20, 2018 Janet Gabehart
May 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2018 Deborah Mac Gregor
May 20, 2018 Ann Conney
May 20, 2018 Carla Bonilla
May 20, 2018 Lois Hamilton
May 19, 2018 Antoinette Ratliff I'm a breast cancer survivor and getting the right information about reconstruction options are vital. I had to go through 3 different types of reconstruction until it was the right one. The last one I have now is the one that I asked for and was denied
May 19, 2018 Nichole Kennedy
May 18, 2018 Susan Vandenassem I find this very odd. A person becomes a doctor in order to help save lives, right? So why on earth would they not be completely forthcoming with their patients? It seems counter-intuitive, and counterproductive. This is sheer negligence.
May 18, 2018 alan harper
May 18, 2018 Christine Reinecke
May 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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