Senator Ward Remarks at Breast Cancer Screening Bill
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Together Senator Kim Ward and the PA Breast Cancer Coalition have launched a statewide public awareness initiative titled “Early Detection Saves Lives.” The initiative has been in place for a few years and brings awareness to the importance of early direction. The goal is to encourage all women, beginning at age 40, to schedule screenings that could save their lives. When diagnosed early, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer is over 90 percent. A missed mammogram could mean a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer. As part of this partnership, we have created a tool kit to help individuals to become more knowledgeable and help spread the word.
FREE Care Packages
The PA Breast Cancer Coalition sends FREE Friends Like Me™ Care Packages to individuals in Pennsylvania who have received a breast cancer diagnosis within the last six months. Each customized box contains resources, small gifts, cosmetics and a reminder that you are NOT alone. This care package supports newly diagnosed women at a time when they need it most.
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