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Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

Imagine finding out you have breast cancer and need to undergo a mastectomy. But what happens next? How do you move forward after such an emotional experience?

While plastic surgery is hardly ever covered by most insurance providers, breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is a different issue. Access to this type of coverage isn't guaranteed to all women who undergo a mastectomy; there are intricate details under current laws that block women from receiving this kind of care. Elderly and underprivileged women are especially under-served with regards to breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.

Breast reconstruction should be available to EVERY mastectomy patient. Stand up for women everywhere and sign the petition supporting custom breast reconstructions for women who have undergone a mastectomy.

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Dear Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler and Representative Donna F. Edwards, leaders of the Congressional Women's Caucus:

I am writing to you because you're a strong advocate for women's issues in Congress. Breast cancer continues to affect millions of Americans every year. Almost no one is untouched by this powerful disease. I believe that we need to offer our women more comprehensive care when they are diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

For example, mastectomies can be one of the scariest and traumatizing parts of dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, and women should receive comprehensive care before, during, and after this process. A mastectomy can produce many complex emotions for a woman, and it's her personal choice whether or not she undergoes reconstructive surgery post-mastectomy. But this option should always be available to her. Too often, elderly and underprivileged women do not have access to health care at all in times of need, let alone the option for reconstruction.

Currently, there are restrictions to what a woman has access to after this type of surgery. For example, if other treatment methods are viable, but the woman chooses a mastectomy anyway, reconstruction coverage isn't always available.

A woman has the right to rebuild her life and her body after such a traumatizing and personal experience. Please advocate on behalf of breast cancer patients and make breast reconstruction an option for all women who have undergone mastectomies.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Aug 15, 2018 Leslie Poms
Aug 5, 2018 Beau Ryba
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Jul 30, 2018 Don Merrell
Jul 29, 2018 Judy McKinney
Jul 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2018 Kelly Dickey
Jul 6, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jun 24, 2018 Carol Painter
Jun 18, 2018 Leora Yaffi
Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 3, 2018 Robert Krone
Jun 3, 2018 Robert Reed
May 24, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 18, 2018 JMAE Bekkers
May 17, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 15, 2018 L Dufresne NOW!
May 14, 2018 Barbara Turcotte
May 13, 2018 Tina Wasielewski
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 11, 2018 Debra Rortina
May 11, 2018 Sindee Laughman
May 10, 2018 Kathryn Lewis Parmentier
May 10, 2018 Sandi Crawford
May 10, 2018 P Olins
May 10, 2018 Chizuko Walter
May 9, 2018 Susan Hogarth
May 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 9, 2018 Ed Zehel
May 6, 2018 Lynn Gaudette
May 1, 2018 Teresa Foster
Apr 30, 2018 Liz Anderson
Apr 30, 2018 tammy bullock
Apr 28, 2018 Gloria Callaci
Apr 24, 2018 Ingrid Bichler
Apr 21, 2018 Judith Busse
Apr 14, 2018 Rebecca Ensey
Apr 13, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
Apr 10, 2018 Lynne Minore
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 2, 2018 Marilena Zlate
Mar 30, 2018 m bradburn
Mar 30, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 28, 2018 Caryl Johnson

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