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Pa. Senate unanimously approves legislation addressing breast cancer screenings, testing costs

BY: - October 19, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday approved two pieces of legislation that eliminate out-of-pocket costs for breast cancer screenings for high-risk patients and remove costs for genetic testing and counseling for hereditary cancers.

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New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

BY: - October 7, 2022

Cancer coincides with roughly 1 in 1,000 pregnancies, most frequently breast cancer, melanoma, cervical cancer, lymphomas, and leukemias.

DOH cancer screening program offers free services to low, moderate-income patients

BY: - March 17, 2022

Known as The Pennsylvania Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP), the screening program offers free breast and cervical cancer detection services through the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is funded using grant money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Pa. Senate Maj. Leader Ward announces stage one breast cancer diagnosis

BY: - May 11, 2021

“I didn’t want to be statewide news right after I won majority leader, with all that statewide news,” Ward said. “It was literally two weeks later.”