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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


Nov 22, 2017 John Confar
Nov 17, 2017 J.B. Picot
Nov 17, 2017 Misti Lee
Nov 17, 2017 Sandra Jackson
Nov 14, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 7, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Steve May
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 4, 2017 Axa Tolonen
Oct 31, 2017 Marie Perry
Oct 31, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Oct 27, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Gail Brumleve
Oct 26, 2017 Richard Han
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 17, 2017 Bonnie Gallik
Oct 17, 2017 Betty Kowall
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Oct 3, 2017 Catherine C Evans
Oct 3, 2017 Anna Krohn
Oct 3, 2017 bonni fox
Oct 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2017 john pivirotto
Oct 1, 2017 Margarita Contreras
Sep 30, 2017 Kara Kelley
Sep 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Sep 29, 2017 MARIA WAHRENDORF
Sep 28, 2017 Beverly Rector
Sep 28, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Sep 13, 2017 Lee Ann Papke
Sep 4, 2017 Stephen Green
Aug 28, 2017 Annita Mason
Aug 21, 2017 Fern Swecker
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 sherryann pardee
Aug 18, 2017 Gil Hackel
Aug 7, 2017 AniMae Chi
Aug 7, 2017 DANIEL MICHAUD
Aug 7, 2017 CAROL HENDERSON
Aug 7, 2017 Mary Bost
Aug 5, 2017 Elizabeth Frost
Aug 5, 2017 Marla Shiller
Aug 3, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Aug 3, 2017 Andrea Rematore
Aug 2, 2017 Yvonne Barker
Jul 31, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jul 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2017 Eileen Silvers

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