[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act

H.R. 3877: Lymphedema Treatment Act To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment. New Cosponsor: Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act

H.R. 2607: Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act To establish programs with respect to childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1] Thank you to the newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not … Continue reading

MEDICAL DECISION MAKING: How to Evaluate Health/Medical Information

One of the most difficult things anyone diagnosed with breast cancer faces is how to make informed health decisions. There is so much information out there and deciding which information is credible and which is not, is often overwhelming. It is important to be able to compare the benefits of a treatment or procedure to … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] Patient Centered Quality of Care Act

H.R. 1666: Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act – To create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients through the establishment of a stakeholder strategic summit, quality of life education and awareness initiative, health care workforce training, an advisory committee, and palliative care focused research, and for other purposes. Patient Centered … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 2058: Research & Programs for Childhood Cancer Survivorship

H.R. 2058: To improve and enhance research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them and let you know what … Continue reading

OMG Stupid Cancer Summit 2012 Kicks Off Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

This week is the 10th annual  National Young Adult Cancer Week. Why should you care? According to the National Cancer Institute: * Nearly 70,000 people between the ages of 15 and 39 (collectively called AYAs) are diagnosed with cancer each year. * Cancer kills more people in the AYA age group than any other disease. * … Continue reading