By on

Breast cancer survivor and Grammy award winning singer Sheryl Crow was on Capital Hill last week, urging Congress to pass a bill that would research whether there is a possible link between breast cancer and the environment.

In an ongoing effort to determine what role environmental factors may have in causing breast cancer, the bill would provide $200,000,000 over the next five years to provide research into possible environmental connections. In addition, an attached bill would require health insurance companies to cover the costs for at least a 48-hour hospital stay after a patient has received a mastectomy.

“I don’t live in a political world, and while this might seem like a political discussion, until you are the one in seven women diagnosed with breast cancer, you will never know how NOT political this is,” Crow told a House subcommittee on health.

Crow, who has no family history of the disease, was diagnosed and underwent surgery for breast cancer in the fall of 2006.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest news

When We All Vote Launches National Voter Registration And Participation Initiative

When We All Vote Launches National Voter Registration And Participation Initiative Jul 23, 2018

When We All Vote — a new, nonpartisan, not-for-profit — was created recognizing three critical facts about electoral participation in our country: More
More news