Breast Cancer/Reconstruction – New Law Passed!
A tremendous step forward in breast cancer/breast reconstruction! A recent law was passed in New York state, which requires that women be informed of breast reconstruction options and the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA) of 1998 prior to her breast cancer surgery.
Even today, only a minority of women are actually informed of breast reconstruction by her surgeon. Although the fight against breast cancer continues, women are still rarely offered a discussion on this topic.
A previous post outlining this topic as well as the WHCRA act was in an earlier post.
The full attached article from the New York Times:
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