Navigation Links
California Breast Cancer Survivors and Advocates Call on State to Nix Screening Cuts
Date:12/10/2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast cancer survivors and advocates from all seven California Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® signaled their alarm today at the recently announced cuts to California's Every Woman Counts program, which would effectively shut the doors to breast cancer screening services for 1.2 million low-income and uninsured women for the first six months of 2010.

Citing budgetary concerns, the state also announced that once they begin screening new patients this summer, only women age 50 and above will be eligible - significantly reducing the number of women in the state that will have access to affordable breast cancer screenings.

"We fully understand the tough economic situation our elected leaders face and the difficult choices they must make. Yet balancing the budget on the backs of our state's neediest women is a mistake. We should not deny women who have very few options and limited resources access to screening and treatment services that may save their life," said Donna R. Sanderson, Ed.D., Founder, California Collaborative of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Every Women Counts (EWC) is a joint program by the state Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. Komen Affiliates noted that while 1.2 million women are eligible for EWC, the program only screens about 270,000 women a year, 77,000 of whom are under age 50.

The news about changes to EWC come on the heels of new mammography screening recommendations recently unveiled by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which generated significant controversy and confusion for women. Some have interpreted the guidelines as a recommendation against mammography for women age 40 to 49. In fact, the task force actually intended to encourage women to talk with their providers and ass
'/>"/>

SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Wildlife Sightings on the Rise in California
2. AARP Poll: California Members Want Health Care Reform THIS YEAR
3. Author Kris Carr to Sign Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips at Two Borders(R) Stores in California
4. Hundreds of RNs from Across U.S. and World to Join California Nurses Association/NNOC National Convention
5. Karen Vigil Named Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Shield of Californias Individual, Small Group, and Government Business Unit
6. NNN Healthcare/Office REIT Acquires St. Mary Physicians Center in Long Beach, California
7. Eight Graduate Nursing Students Selected to Receive The California Endowment-AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
8. Blue Shield of California Names Vincent Coppola Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
9. Race Against Pain Coming to California
10. Blue Cross of California and the California Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Launch Live Like a Champion Tour
11. Unions File Charges Against Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Three Northern California Hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... contract research organisations (CROs) for a slew of benefits, allowing them to gain ... operations, boost quality with cost-effective utilisation of resources, get access to innovation and ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Dental practice in Los Angeles ... need. Most people know that general health emergencies, such as broken arms or a ... people know where to turn to during a dental emergency. This is important, because ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN), a leader ... present at the Wedbush Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 9:45am (ET) ... archived replay of the Company’s presentation may be accessed via the investor relations section ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... A July ... Injection of Stem Cells Found to Release Natural Painkiller That Can Last 'For Five ... patients. According to the report, the new study showed that harvesting stem cell-rich bone ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... Constantin Vasilica, 48 from Romania wanted to ... by diabetes after many years of suffering and using medications with strong side effects. ... to ask for extra time off or wait longer hours in the waiting rooms. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global CRO Market Space Reviewed by Aniruddha Sowale in In-demand Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Global CRO Market Space Reviewed by Aniruddha Sowale in In-demand Research Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Los Angeles Dental Practice, Sunset Plaza Dental, Now Offers Emergency Dental Services 2Health News:Los Angeles Dental Practice, Sunset Plaza Dental, Now Offers Emergency Dental Services 3Health News:AxoGen, Inc. to Present at the Wedbush Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Gives Insight into How Stem Cells Can Relieve Back Pain 2Health News:Los Angeles Spine Surgeon Gives Insight into How Stem Cells Can Relieve Back Pain 3Health News:Chinese Health Care Provider Heshoutang Now Give Patients Complimentary Online Healing Options 2Health News:Chinese Health Care Provider Heshoutang Now Give Patients Complimentary Online Healing Options 3
... Introduces New Educational ... Resource at IDSA Annual Meeting, HADDON HEIGHTS, ... a new continuing education,resource as part of their exhibit booth ... America (IDSA), October 4-7, in San Diego,California. Project CDAD: Outbreak ...
... reveal new ways of controlling and treating breast cancer ... today (Monday 1 October 2007). , Dr Robert Clarke ... group have been investigating human breast cancers for the ... tumours and can cause the cancer to recur - ...
... CHICAGO, Oct. 1 Y-ME Illinois will host a ... and,friends. The BIG Night Out - Indulgence for ... 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Great Hall ... pamper themselves by,partaking in indulgences such as onsite spa ...
... Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - NUCRYST Pharmaceuticals,Corp. today ... signed amended,agreements with Smith & Nephew wound ... dressings with SILCRYST(TM) nanocrystalline coatings.,The two companies ... when Smith &,Nephew bought the Acticoat(TM) brand ...
... WINDSOR, Conn., Oct. 1 UTC Power, a,United ... announced it has,acquired Dome- Tech Group, a national ... New York City. Financial terms were not disclosed. ... energy costs,and improve overall efficiency. It facilitates green, ...
... Achieve Optimum Health, SOMERSET, N.J., Oct. 1 ... announced that it has launched a fourth business,segment, ... pharmaceutical,companies and healthcare payors achieve the best possible ... and stay on the right therapy, everyone wins ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Experts Team Up to Help Hospitals Prevent and Control C. difficile Outbreaks 2Health News:Manchester researchers announce new methods of beating breast cancer 2Health News:Y-ME Illinois Hosts the First-Ever 'BIG Night Out' - Indulgence for a Cause 2Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 2Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 3Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 4Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 5Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 6Health News:NUCRYST and Smith & Nephew Revise Agreements 7Health News:UTC Power Acquires Dome-Tech Group 2Health News:inVentiv Health Launches Fourth Business Segment: inVentiv Patient Outcomes 2Health News:inVentiv Health Launches Fourth Business Segment: inVentiv Patient Outcomes 3
(Date:8/3/2015)... , Aug. 3, 2015  Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: ... environmental radiation measurement and monitoring, outsourced medical physics services ... will release financial results for the fiscal third quarter ... 2015. The Company will also host ... 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Calif., Aug. 3, 2015 AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for ... update and reported financial results for the three and ... highlights include: , On July 23, 2015, the ... a positive opinion for Zalviso™ for the management of ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015  LEO Pharma supports the recent decision ... include psoriasis as one of eight priority disease areas ... .  Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that has a ... 7.5 million people in the US alone. ii ... to supporting patients living with psoriasis, LEO Pharma along ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Landauer, Inc. Announces Date And Time For Announcement Of Fiscal Third Quarter 2015 Results And Conference Call 2AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 2AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 3AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 4AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 5AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 6AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 7AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 8AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 9AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Business Update and Reports Second Quarter and Six Months 2015 Financial Results 10LEO Pharma Supports the FDA's Selection of Psoriasis as a Priority Disease 2LEO Pharma Supports the FDA's Selection of Psoriasis as a Priority Disease 3
... India, Oct. 19 Cardiac Science Corporation (Nasdaq: ... NSE: OPTOCIRCUI] today announced they have entered into a definitive ... all of the outstanding shares of Cardiac Science common stock ... 10% premium to the closing price of Cardiac Science common ...
... 18 Althea Technologies, Inc., a leading provider ... parenteral drug products, announced today that it has ... high-speed syringe filling line.  This line is located ... in San Diego. The expanded capacity complements existing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Opto Circuits to Acquire Cardiac Science 2Opto Circuits to Acquire Cardiac Science 3Opto Circuits to Acquire Cardiac Science 4Opto Circuits to Acquire Cardiac Science 5Opto Circuits to Acquire Cardiac Science 6Opto Circuits to Acquire Cardiac Science 7Althea Technologies Announces the Installation of a High-Speed Prefilled Syringe Line 2
... a powerful, compact and programmable 8-channel ... dispensing pumps. Dispense and aspirate head ... horizontal needle positioning in the well. ... waste bottles and vacuum sensing allow ...
... is a solid made, manual plate ... valves for dispense and aspirate function ... complete with a stand and all ... be used, as well as any ...
... of microplate washers are precise, fast and ... manifold, providing independent control of both dispense ... and overflow protection in both 96- and ... the most precise and reliable washer available ...
... The Microplate washer MP-1200 is ... microplate washing system. Its internal micropumps ... and to discharge from all types ... microplate to be washed in rows ...
Medicine Products: