11 November 2004

Breast Cancer

My husband forwarded this to me. It is a moving story, and an important issue that I hope we all sign the petition so women with breast cancer can get the help they need. Thank you.

From: xxx
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 12:14 PM
To: xxx
Subject: FW: Breast cancer bill - VIP


xxx,
Please forward this on to the Department, this is near and dear to me
with my Wife and Daughter both having breast cancer. When you remove the
lymph nodes, which is usually done with both a mastectomy and lumptectomy,
which regulates/controls the water in your system it takes a while for your
body to adjust. During this period I had to change my wife's dressings four
times a day including at lunch time. The drain tube was on the back of her
shoulder and had to be done by someone else. The risk of infection is high
and with the removal of the lymphs, the body's ability to fight infection is
greatly reduced. Please take a moment click on the site and register.

Thanks Very Much
xxx

-----Original Message-----
From: xxx
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 9:17 AM
To: xxx
Subject: Breast cancer bill - VIP


This is top priority!! Don't delete it without
voting.

Breast Cancer Hospitalization Bill -
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
are receiving this it's because I think you will
take the 30 seconds to go and vote on this
issue...and send it on 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 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 and help women living with breast cancer
get the care they need and deserve!! There is no
cost or monetary pledge involved. You need not give
more than your name and zip code number.


http://www.lifetimetv.com/health/breast_mastectomy_pledge.html


This takes about 2 seconds. PLEASE PASS THIS ON.
THANKS

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