Thursday, December 09, 2004
Thank You, Congress!
Good news from Washington! Even though the federal budget is very tight, Congress increased funding for breast cancer screening even while other important programs were being cut. In the recently completed FY 2005 appropriations process, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) funding was increased by $9 million. Congress also provided some increased funding for cancer research.

According to the Komen Foundation, "The NBCCEDP provides breast cancer screening, outreach and case management services for women with little or no health insurance. Since the establishment of the program in 1991, it has screened nearly 2 million women. While there is no known way to prevent breast cancer, early detection is critical, providing a greater chance of survival and more treatment options. When breast cancer is confined to the breast, the 5-year relative survival rate is over 95 percent. Timely screening mammograms could prevent more than 15 percent of all deaths from breast cancer in women over age 40."

If you would like to join me in thanking our congressional representatives, just click here. The Komen Foundation has done a great job of creating a form where you just fill in the blanks and click. It couldn't be easier.
Written by Jeannette Vagnozzi
1 chimed in

Name: Jeannette
Location: Southern California, USA

This is my story about being diagnosed with breast cancer at age 39. I thought I was out of the woods, but four years late it came back. This is my quest to be a two-time survivor.

E-mail me here
Please leave your mark
and sign my guestbook!



Enter your Email


Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz
I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation
  • Click to join sistersinsurvivorship

    Click to join sistersinsurvivorship


  • www.flickr.com
    This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from TwoHands-Jeannette. Make your own badge here.
  • © 2004 - 2009 by the author of Two Hands

    The contents of this website are protected by applicable copyright laws. All rights are reserved by the author.

    Disclaimer: This site does not provide medical or any other health care advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional. Two Hands does not guarantee the accuracy of content and is not responsible for information on any of the websites that are provided as links.

    Powered by Blogger



    Search For Blogs, Submit Blogs, The Ultimate Blog Directory






    "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12