ERIC Number: ED255486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-28
Reference Count: 0
Progress in Controlling Breast Cancer. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report contains testimony on the subject of breast cancer. Under consideration was a proposed bill that will assure women that physicians and surgeons inform breast cancer patients of alternative, effective, methods of treatment and will ensure that the woman will have to give her informed consent before any treatment is initiated. Also considered was a bill which will require Medicare to provide coverage for routine cancer screening. The need for research on a cancer vaccine was also under consideration. Witnesses included women who had personally experienced breast cancer, experts on the treatment of cancer, and cancer researchers. (JD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Breast Cancer
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