Wasserman Schultz, Comer, Klobuchar, Blackburn Applaud CMS Coding Reversal to Help Preserve Key Breast Reconstruction Option for Cancer Survivors

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This reversal means women emerging from a life-threatening breast cancer fight can now breath a small sigh of relief. To survive a deadly battle with breast cancer, women need to reclaim their life – not face fewer reconstruction options, financial anxiety, and medical uncertainty.

Wasserman Schultz, Klobuchar, Cardin, Fitzpatrick, and DeSaulnier Lead Cancer Survivorship Bill

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From the point of diagnosis, through active treatment and transitions to primary care, until the end of life, this legislation sets the standards of care that all survivors need and deserve. The CCSA confronts care planning, transition, navigation, workforce, education, and awareness, and empowers survivors with the best possible resources and care to overcome this terrible disease. NO survivor or family should be left in the wilderness to navigate this disease or its aftermath.” ?

Wasserman Schultz: New USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Miss the Mark

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The USPSTF released its long awaited updated Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations. I was glad to see the USPSTF is finally recommending that women start receiving mammograms at age 40, as this has been the general consensus in the medical community for over a decade, but I am concerned that their full recommendations miss the mark.

Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Genetic Cancer Testing Access Introduced in Congress

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“I discovered I had cancer at a young age, but I didn’t know how heavily genetics impacted my risk,” said Rep. Wasserman Schultz, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and the BRCA2 gene mutation at age 41 and after seven surgeries, is now more than fifteen years cancer-free. “It’s nonsensical that Medicare doesn’t allow individuals to access this inexpensive testing until they have received a potentially terminal cancer diagnosis. By expanding access to genetic testing, we empower an entire generation to learn their risk and take action before it’s too late.”

CBS: Breast cancer recovery options could be affected by a health insurance coding change

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When Rita Davis found a small nodule on her right breast, the middle school teacher and her husband, Britt, had no idea that discovery would turn into more than a yearlong fight against aggressive cancer that involved doctors removing her right breast and giving her chemotherapy and radiation. Davis lost her hair, eyebrows, nails and her sense of self. "Everything is so uncontrollable to…

Wasserman Schultz, Klobuchar, Cardin, Fitzpatrick, and DeSaulnier Lead Cancer Survivorship Bill

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With more than 18 million cancer survivors in the United States, and 26 million expected by 2040, there is an urgent need to empower them with the best possible resources and care to overcome this terrible disease. The CCSA will set new standards of care to ensure the best and most seamless experience for survivors, their families, and caregivers, throughout their survivorship journey, from diagnosis to end of life.