Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation
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: 26,827
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.

Sign Here

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

Apr 22, 2017 Win Quier I am a breast cancer patient. Fortunately I was given all my options before I went under the knife for the first time. All women should have the same opportunity.
Apr 19, 2017 Mary Sier
Apr 19, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Apr 17, 2017 Jasmine Vaught
Apr 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2017 sheena welch
Apr 15, 2017 Victoria Joslin
Apr 14, 2017 Laura Harris
Apr 11, 2017 Kathryn Ewart
Apr 10, 2017 Pam Hartje
Apr 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2017 Betty May
Mar 29, 2017 Jennifer Law
Mar 29, 2017 Lubna Saied
Mar 28, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 28, 2017 Lena Taylor
Mar 27, 2017 Avelina Pereira
Mar 26, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 Kristi Hermanson
Mar 16, 2017 Glenda Foreman
Mar 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 16, 2017 Romaine Doohaluk
Mar 15, 2017 Michele Dechert
Mar 10, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Mar 9, 2017 ken rudys
Mar 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 5, 2017 Kristi Weber
Mar 2, 2017 Jason Borda
Mar 2, 2017 Amedeo Scircoli
Mar 1, 2017 Garry Lough
Mar 1, 2017 Melvin Michael
Mar 1, 2017 Martha Williams
Feb 28, 2017 Marion Hulen
Feb 28, 2017 Patricia Gillespie
Feb 28, 2017 Ursula Wing
Feb 28, 2017 Layne Dalgetty-Rouse Women fighting this illness...should not have to fight for the best care.
Feb 28, 2017 Andy Murphy
Feb 28, 2017 Mariynn Taylor
Feb 28, 2017 Billie Clark
Feb 28, 2017 Emmanuel Xerias
Feb 27, 2017 Fernanda Coelho
Feb 25, 2017 Maria Stines It's my body!
Feb 24, 2017 Charles Muehlhof
Feb 24, 2017 Christine Jordan
Feb 22, 2017 Kerry Lovell Diagnosis is a very confusing time!! I wish that I had been informed of some options before surgery as I would have opted for reconstruction at the time of my mastectomy!
Feb 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Julia Russo
Feb 14, 2017 Barb Kuntz

back to top

Share this page and help fund mammograms: