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Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe(R)-Nominated Actress Marcia Cross and Lifetime Television Deliver 20 Million Online Petition Signatures to Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Stop 'Drive-Through' Mastectomies
Date:1/23/2008

nitiative, Marcia Cross is joining several other celebrities appearing in television spots and vignettes to raise awareness of critical issues like "drive-through" mastectomies, and encourage women to register, vote and consider running for elected office. The spots will air on Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network, the #1 and #2 basic cable channels for women, and the newly re-launched myLifetime.com, through November 4, Election Day. Cross also will urge more women and men to sign Lifetime's online petition to build momentum for passage of The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act.

"I cannot understand why anyone would not support this common-sense legislation. I have known many women affected by a breast cancer diagnosis, and I am proud to use my voice on their behalf today. The last thing a woman diagnosed with breast cancer should worry about is a hospital stay if she needs one," Marcia Cross said.

The Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2007 (S.459/H.R. 758) has 204 co-sponsors in the House and 18 in the Senate. The bill is sponsored by Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) in the Senate and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in the House. The legislation, modeled after a 1996 law that banned "drive-through" baby deliveries, would:

-- Guarantee a minimum hospital stay of 48 hours for a woman having a

mastectomy or lumpectomy, and 24 hours for a woman undergoing a lymph

node removal;

-- Require health plans to include notice of these benefits in their

monthly mailing and yearly information packet sent to plan

participants; and

-- Require plans to provide full coverage of second opinions should the

patient seek one.

The legislation is also supported by several prestigious organizations including the American Cancer Society, breastcancer.org, Families USA, the Oncology Nursing Society, Sisters Network Inc., and Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization.

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