Saturday, June 10, 2006

Stop Drive-Through Mastectomies and Insurance Industry Influence Over Hospitalization Times

I received this notice from a close friend who has been fighting breast cancer for over five years now. She is facing mastectomy very soon...but her surgery time is being decided by an insurance company rather than by her doctor. Having had a couple of lymphnodectomies of my own, I can not believe that anyone who has had 20 to 30 lymph nodes removed could be sent home the following day. This is just not humane treatment. Please read the details of this appeal to sign a petition to end "drive-through" mastectomies.

"Right now the hospitalization time for a mastectomy (and a mastectomy involves removal of 20 to 30 lymph nodes from the underarm…) is ONE NIGHT, believe it or not. There's a bill called the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act which will guarantee that women and their physicians, not insurance companies, will decide when they are ready to go home.

Lifetime Television has put this bill on their web page with a petition drive to show your support. Please sign the petition by clicking on the web site below and help get this legislation passed. You need not give more than your name and zip code.

Sign the Breast Cancer Mastectomy Cancer Pledge here to end drive-through mastectomies! The sign-up form is at the bottome of the website."

(Presione aquí para español.)



Blogger gingerivers said...

This is a great post Ron, I'm going to link to it and share it.

6/10/2006 07:10:00 PM  
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