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Update: Now 21 states have length of stay protections for mastectomy patients, usually at least 48 hours. However, all states should require this protection. Sign now!
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Women with breast cancer should be entitled to receive the best possible treatment and care available. They shouldn't feel rushed through a procedure or suffer from unnecessary complications following treatment.

Many women who undergo mastectomies are being discharged from hospitals within 24 hours of surgery. These situations are called "drive-through" mastectomies — and can have grave consequences for women. The risk of complications from surgery is highest in the days immediately following it, so it's clear why rushing women in and out of their hospital stays carries grave implications.

We need a law that guarantees insurance coverage for at least a 48-hour hospital stay for women who have undergone a mastectomy.

Stand up for our women — sign the petition asking Connecticut Representative Rosa DeLauro to see that this important protection passes into law!

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Dear Representative DeLauro,

I commend you for your efforts in promoting breast cancer patient rights. You've been championing the cause for years, introducing bills that could go a long way in ensuring women who undergo mastectomies are allowed ample hospital-stay time in order to recover.

As it is now, many women who have mastectomies are shuffled through the hospital, surgery and all, within 24 hours. A mastectomy is a significant and comprehensive surgical procedure that's very invasive and personal for a woman. The time immediately following surgery is when infection has the greatest chance of developing, and as such women need to be in the hospital under doctors' care until she shows signs of normal recovery. Any amount of time less than 48 hours is simply too soon to catch any of these possible complications.

We need to advocate on behalf of women who aren't receiving the proper care after such an intense surgical procedure. Please continue to do all you can to see that this type of care swiftly becomes law!

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
Feb 11, 2018 Alice Lemon
Feb 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2018 Judith Busse
Feb 4, 2018 Annita Mason
Jan 31, 2018 Brandon Woodward
Jan 25, 2018 Dawn Williams
Jan 21, 2018 Linda Gutke
Jan 12, 2018 Maria Rainho
Jan 11, 2018 Tanja Stanfield
Jan 7, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Dec 17, 2017 Betty Cornwell
Dec 13, 2017 Donna Brock
Dec 1, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 26, 2017 Amy McKeon
Nov 26, 2017 barbara gale
Nov 25, 2017 Trudy Murray
Nov 25, 2017 John Moszyk
Nov 25, 2017 Nina Pykare
Nov 17, 2017 Peggy Burns
Nov 14, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 8, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Nov 7, 2017 Jodi Abel
Nov 7, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 1, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Nov 1, 2017 c. martinez
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 29, 2017 Georgia Barrett
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 22, 2017 Bonnie Clyne
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2017 Alysa` Waring
Oct 3, 2017 Anna Krohn
Sep 29, 2017 joan autry
Sep 29, 2017 JerriLyn Miller
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 4, 2017 Maryanne Thompson
Sep 4, 2017 Bryce Smith
Sep 4, 2017 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 3, 2017 Janet Magdaleno
Sep 2, 2017 Howard Cohen
Aug 28, 2017 tammy bullock
Aug 21, 2017 Lois Freeman
Aug 17, 2017 Melissa Lohman
Aug 12, 2017 Amy Chevalier
Aug 7, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi

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