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Braley speaks to subcommittee on Breast Cancer Awareness

WASHINTON (KWWL) - Representative Bruce Braley addressed a Subcommittee hearing about Breast Cancer awareness, patient protection and mammogram availability.

Specifically, the hearing addressed these bills: H.R. 995, the Mammogram and MRI Availability Act of 2009, H.R. 1691, the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2009, H.R. 1740, the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009, and H.R. 2279, the Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2009. 

"Improving access to care by ensuring the coverage of breast cancer screening and treatments by insurance will ensure that women can receive the care they deserve. Education at an early age on the risks and diagnoses of breast cancer can make early detection possible and improve the chances of survival.  Comparative effectiveness studies on treatments in relation to breast cancer can improve the quality of care these patients receive and further improve their chances of survival," said Braley.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires
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