Will Deliver Record 20 Million Signatures Collected on myLifetime.com in
Support of Eradicating 'Drive-Through' Mastectomies - Bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act Allows Women Choice to Recuperate for at Least 48 Hours in the Hospital Following Major Breast
Cancer Surgery -
NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Desperate Housewives"
star Marcia Cross will join Lifetime, Senator Landrieu (D-LA) and
Representatives DeLauro (D-CT) and Moran (R-KS), at a Capitol Hill press
conference to give voice to the 20 million signatures collected on
myLifetime.com urging Congress to end the practice of "drive-through"
mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital following their
physically and emotionally difficult breast cancer surgeries before they
and their doctors may feel they are ready to go home. Senator Landrieu and
Representatives DeLauro and Moran are championing the bipartisan Breast
Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (S.459/H.R 758), which includes no
mandates but allows a woman and her doctor to decide if she is best off
going home or staying in the hospital for at least 48 hours after having a
-- Actress Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives"
-- Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
-- Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
-- Representative Jerry Moran (R-KS)
-- Meredith Wagner, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Lifetime
-- Dr. Kristen Zarfos, Director, Comprehensive Breast Health Center
and Attending in General, Endocrine and Breast Surgery at St.
Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut; Assistant Professor of
Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine
-- Breast cancer patient
When: Wednesday, January 23rd
10:30 AM Press Arrival
11:00 AM Press Conference'/>"/>
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