Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on behalf of the whole campaign team, I’d like to pay tribute to all those moms, sisters, daughters, and families who are bravely fighting this disease. Stay strong, stay positive, we are with you 100%.
Since 1990, mammography has reduced breast cancer mortality by 40%. This is certainly an outstanding accomplishment but much remains to be done. Radiologists are on the front lines in battling this terrible disease through rapid innovation in breast imaging. These breakthroughs have led to earlier diagnosis and improved survival.
Every American family has been affected by a friend or loved one with cancer. In Congress, I will fight to ensure that any healthcare legislation protects patients’ access to lifesaving cancer screening programs. I will be that strong voice for patients and doctors over Washington bureaucrats. The bureaucrats in Washington say women should wait until age 50 to have a mammogram. But when the American Cancer Society says screening mammograms should begin at age 40 because it saves lives, I believe them. After all, 1 in 6 breast cancers occur in women aged 40-49.
I will bring a knowledgeable, experienced, and strong voice to Washington.
Thank you for standing with me in support of these courageous women and please visit https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html to learn more about breast cancer and how early diagnosis saves lives.
"As we continue to fight for women's access to breast care health, including annual screening mammography coverage starting at age 40, we need a candidate in our corner who will tirelessly fight for us. That candidate is Dr. Steve Ferrara."
- Dr. Amy Patel, Breast Radiologist