A Time to Educate
I have spoken to many women in the past six months since I became an advocate for breast reconstruction. I am frequently reminded by these women that the education, resources and information is simply not being discussed at the first stages of a cancer diagnosis. I was fortunate to have the information regarding my choices for breast reconstruction the day I was told I was going to have a double mastectomy due to a second recurrence of breast cancer. I want every woman to be able to have that conversation with their physician. The front line of education has to start in the health care community. We can add outreach through support of this bill.
A Call for Support
I invite each of you to explore the information provided by Breast Reconstruction USA. Write or call your local representative and ask them to reintroduce this bill so that it becomes a nation-wide campaign to inform all women about their breast reconstruction options when faced with a mastectomy.
Let’s Close the Loop
It is time we closed the loop in breast cancer education. Women have a right to live beyond diagnosis, treatment and survival. Women deserve to know their options to rebuild their lives and move on after breast cancer.
— Terri Coutee (@6state) May 4, 2015