Federal law mandating comprehensive care of breast cancer patients

We pay for breast reconstruction after mastectomies for breast cancer.

So why can't women at risk of becoming infertile from the chemotherapy that saves their lives rely on insurance companies to help pay for the treatment to save their fertility?

Breast specimens demonstrated a higher amendment rate than GYN specimens (1.14% of breast specimens versus 0.27% of GYN specimens).

The most common error type requiring an amendment for both breast and GYN specimens was a type A, or Minor Disagreement (reports amended for type A discrepancy: 78.7% of total; 81.9% of breast; 72.6% of GYN).

Set out below are additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of various provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Legislation is pending in several states, including Illinois, to mandate insurance coverage for fertility preservation services for cancer patients. A federal-level legislative mandate to ensure cancer survivors also can conceive children could make all the difference.

Women are advised to begin annual Mammogram Screening at age 40.

Remarkably and disturbingly, the CNBSS has received a great deal of attention in the media and major medical journals, including the New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine.

At least 8 large randomized trials with long-term follow-up have demonstrated ~ 30-50% reduction in mortality with Mammogram Screening beginning at the age of 40.

One trial with major flaws, the Canadian National Breast Cancer Screening Study (CNBSS), published 25 year follow-up data concluding that there was no survival benefit from Screening Mammography for women aged 40-59. Notably, the flawed results of the CNBSS have been ignored by physicians and care givers in Canada.

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