Tag Archives: Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998

A new study by researchers from private practices and academic medical centers shows that more women are receiving breast reconstruction after mastectomies, according to this report in USA Today. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, identified 20,506 … Continue reading

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More breast cancer patients underwent reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy following enactment of the Federal Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act in January 1999, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights … Continue reading

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A new online resource, MyReconstructionRights.org, offers women with breast cancer a wealth of information about their rights to reconstructive surgery following mastectomies. The federal Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 requires group health insurance plans that cover mastectomies … Continue reading

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Despite federal law mandating insurance companies cover reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, many reconstructive surgeons say a large number of women do not have the procedure performed. According to this report: For many of these women, it is because they were never told they … Continue reading

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Despite federal law mandating insurance companies cover reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, many reconstructive surgeons say a large number of women do not have the procedure performed, according to this release from Barnes Jewish Hospital of St. Louis: A 2007 study by the Society of … Continue reading

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