Moms of Law Enforcement Officers
(Moms of L.E.O.)
HELP SUPPORT THIS MAMMO30 BILL TO CREATE AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER EARLY DETECTION FOR WOMAN STARTING AT AGE 30. THIS BILL WILL ALLOW HEALTH PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE FREE MAMMOGRAMS STARTING AT AGE 30.
To: United States House of Representatives/United State Senate
My daughter was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the time of her double mastectomy. She is now a cancer survivor today at the age of 35. Had she waited to get a yearly mammogram in 5 more years at the age of 40, her situation may have been fatal. This early detection saved my daughter’s life.
I am looking for an amendment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires insurers to pay yearly mammograms screenings starting at age 30.
Recent discoveries, such as those listed below, are a direct result of my research:
•Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women in the United States. •In 2009, Congress intervene to require insurers to pay for annual screenings, the number of cancer deaths in the United States decreased. •By law you do not need a prescription or referral if you meet the age guidelines for annual mammograms starting at age 40.
American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection in women without breast symptoms:
1- Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Early detection can prevent and help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Regular screening can often find breast cancer early when treatments are more likely to be successful.
2- The importance of finding breast cancer early
The goal of screening tests for breast cancer is to find it before it causes symptoms (like a lump that can be felt). Screening refers to tests and exams used to find a disease in people who don’t have any symptoms. Early detection means finding and diagnosing a disease earlier than might have happened if you’d waited for symptoms to start.