Monday, June 1, 2009

Proposed Mastectomy Law Change-Very Important

I received an email this morning that I felt I should share with everyone. This email is about a proposed Mastectomy Law Change. I am encouraging everyone who reads this to please sign the petition,and forward the information to everyone you know.

Proposed Mastectomy Law Change
(written by a surgeon);

I'll never forget the look in my patients eyes when I had to tell them they had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast. I remember begging the doctors to keep these women in the hospital longer, only to hear that they would, but their hands were tied by the insurance companies.

So there I sat with my patient giving them the instructions they needed to take care of themselves, knowing full well they didn't grasp half of what I was saying, because the glazed, hopeless, frightened look spoke louder than the quiet 'Thank you' they muttered.

A mastectomy is when a woman's breast is removed in order to remove cancerous breast cells/tissue. If you know anyone who has had a mastectomy, you may know that there is a lot of discomfort and pain afterwards. Insurance companies are trying to make mastectomies an outpatient procedure. Let's give women the chance to recover properly in the hospital for 2 days after surgery.

This Mastectomy Bill is in Congress now. It takes 2 seconds to do this and is very important. Please take the time and do it really quick! The Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill is important legislation for all women.

Please send this to everyone in your address book. If there was ever a time when our voices and choices should be heard, this is one of those times. If you're receiving this, it's because I think you will take the 30 seconds to go to vote on this issue and send it=2 0on to others you know who will do the same.

There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for patients undergoing a mastectomy. It's about eliminating the 'drive-through mastectomy' where women are forced to go home just a few hours after surgery, against the wishes of their doctor, still groggy from anesthesia and sometimes with drainage tubes still attached.

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a petition drive to show your support.. Last year over half the House signed on. PLEASE! Sign the petition by clicking on the web site below. You need not give more than your name and zip code number. Your Zip Code will get your message to your Representative.

This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON to your friends.

Copy and paste the following suggested messsage (or edit as may be desired) in the message block of the petition:

Please co-sponsor and support the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act.


  1. Thanks for the information Stephanie.

    God bless you.

  2. Hi Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for signing my guestbook.

    Thank you also for doing your part to make a difference in our nation! I have signed the petition. Keep encouraging people (especially Christians) to get involved.

  3. Thats really interesting.
    I stummbled upon your site and glad I did.
    God is good, and I can tell you are going to bless many out there. Looking forward to coming back. Have a Beautiful and Blessed, Joyfilled Day my friend :)