Reconsider the The proposed legislation, Health Insurance (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2015 regarding Mammography coverage
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As the daughter of a Breast Cancer survivor who was diagnosed at 40, I cannot imagine the life I would have lived had my mothers cancer not been diagnosed at an early stage due to a routine mammogram. She would not have seen 50, the new proposed age for regular mammogram screenings with this new amendment. An overwhelming 25% of women diagnosed with Breast cancer in Bermuda each year are between 40-49.
One of the best chances at saving lives of women, mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, is early detection. So many women have a real opportunity to beat this disease because of yearly mammograms. Please reconsider passing legislation that could mean the difference between life and death for many women, if they are not given the coverage to seek early detection measures that could save them.
My mother has been a survivor for 18 years cancer free and every day I am grateful that she was given a fighting chance because she was able to have a mammogram. Don't take this away from the new generations who deserve to have a better chance of surviving this killer of women too.
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