Breast Cancer Awareness

Congressman Jim Matheson
2013-10-29 15:49:55
Congressman Jim Matheson, 4th Congressional District of Utah Dear Friend, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.� We should take this opportunity to pause and honor brave women in our lives - in Utah and across the country � who are struggling with, who have survived, and who have lost the battle to breast cancer.� For the past 28 years, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has served as an annual reminder that more must be done to find a cure for breast cancer.� It is also a call to action against this life-threatening disease, encouraging greater public awareness, information sharing, and regular clinical checkups. While significant advancements have been made in the treatment and early detection of breast cancer in recent years, it remains the most deadly cancer among women. � According to the American Cancer Society, 40,000 women in the U.S. will lose their battle with breast cancer this year. As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over healthcare, I have supported several bills designed to improve the education, treatment, and screening programs for breast cancer. Recently, I co-sponsored H.R.1830, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013, which would establish a commission of researchers, patient advocates and other experts to better coordinate public and private investments in breast cancer research and work to advance promising leads for prevention and treatment. � In addition, I belong to the House Congressional Cancer Caucus. This bi-partisan group of lawmakers is committed to creating national policies that advance cancer research and improve the treatment and diagnosis of this disease.� I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours. As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community.� Please let me know areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information.� I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Jim Matheson U.S. Representative 4th District of Utah �
October 29, 2013

Dear Friend,

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We should take this opportunity to pause and honor brave women in our lives - in Utah and across the country � who are struggling with, who have survived, and who have lost the battle to breast cancer.  For the past 28 years, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has served as an annual reminder that more must be done to find a cure for breast cancer.  It is also a call to action against this life-threatening disease, encouraging greater public awareness, information sharing, and regular clinical checkups.

While significant advancements have been made in the treatment and early detection of breast cancer in recent years, it remains the most deadly cancer among women.   According to the American Cancer Society, 40,000 women in the U.S. will lose their battle with breast cancer this year.

As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over healthcare, I have supported several bills designed to improve the education, treatment, and screening programs for breast cancer. Recently, I co-sponsored H.R.1830, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013, which would establish a commission of researchers, patient advocates and other experts to better coordinate public and private investments in breast cancer research and work to advance promising leads for prevention and treatment.  

In addition, I belong to the House Congressional Cancer Caucus. This bi-partisan group of lawmakers is committed to creating national policies that advance cancer research and improve the treatment and diagnosis of this disease. 

I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Utah families like yours. As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community.  Please let me know areas you find especially interesting or where I can provide you with additional information.  I value your ideas and look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,

U.S. Representative
4th District of Utah
 

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