Check for a Lump Supports the PALS Act
On July 21st, 2021, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Fred Upton reintroduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screens (PALS) Act. If passed, the PALS Act would protect access to mammograms for women ages 40-49, a routine, lifesaving screening that the USPSTF currently deems unnecessary for the demographic.
“Breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer with the highest incidence globally. Protecting access to equitable breast health screening is vital in the fight against breast cancer. Early detection significantly increases a woman's chance of survival, can decrease the amount of treatment necessary and the economic burden to the patient and healthcare entities,” said Holly Rose CEO of Check for a Lump. Check for a Lump wholeheartedly supports Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act and urges all members of Congress to support and extend the PALS act to ensure equitable breast health care.”
Read more about the PALS Act and hear more from the multiple supporters on why the PALS Act is so important.