New York - U.S. Sen. Calls For Swift Public Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Pitched To Ashkenazi Women

Published on: May 4th, 2010 at 09:14 PM

New York - A bill that would require insurance companies to pay for a minimum two-day hospital stay for breast cancer surgery patients is being pushed by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has also called for the swift implementation of a new national education campaign to draw attention to women at high-risk of the deadly disease.

Ms. Gillibrand (D-New York) said a public awareness campaign -- passed as part of the health care reform package earlier this year -- would be pitched to African American and Ashkenazi Jewish women, as well as younger women who are less likely to perform monthly self exams.

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