May 2017: The Fight for Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Legislation and Public Policy Archives - I'm Taking Charge

May 2017: The Fight for Breast Cancer/Breast Reconstruction Legislation and Public Policy


In Search of a Cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer: Accelerating Research
31 May 2017

In Search of a Cure for Metastatic Breast Cancer: Accelerating Research

To close out our May focus on legislative activism, we welcome this guest post by Josh Newby, co-founder of Theresa’s Research Foundation. He explains the importance of participating in and supporting research on metastatic breast cancer, and what his organization does to help find a cure for metastatic breast cancer. Unknown to many, the leading killer of women aged 20-59 is metastatic breast cancer (MBC)....

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Insurance Coverage for Breast Reconstruction: Interview Reveals AirXpanders’ Efforts to Increase Awareness
23 May 2017

Insurance Coverage for Breast Reconstruction: Interview Reveals AirXpanders’ Efforts to Increase Awareness

We’re excited to share our recent interview with Scott Dodson and Jennie Kim of AirXpanders, the medical device company which developed the patient-controlled Aeroform®Tissue Expander System for breast reconstruction. They explain how they work to increase awareness not only about their product, but about mandatory insurance coverage for breast reconstruction after mastectomy.   As you may know, we’re focusing on the fight for breast cancer...

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Celebrity with Breast Cancer, Sandra Lee, Impacts Lifesaving Legislation in New York
16 May 2017

Celebrity with Breast Cancer, Sandra Lee, Impacts Lifesaving Legislation in New York

Breast cancer advocacy is a great way to give back either during or after your breast cancer journey. Celebrities frequently advocate for matters that matter to them. Yet they don’t always have personal experience. As a famous chef and celebrity with breast cancer, Sandra Lee does have personal experience and she uses that experience to drive her passion for advocacy work. Sandra Lee’s Breast Cancer...

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