Rep. Lauren Cheape Addresses HB407 – RELATING TO CANCER

Measure Title: RELATING TO CANCER. Report Title: Comprehensive Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program ($) Description: Appropriates funds to the Department of Health for the Comprehensive Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB407 HD2)

3/5/2013 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate. • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Hawaii. • It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women. • Early detection of breast cancer increases the opportunity for effective treatment and survival. • Hawaii’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program provides critical screening and early detection to women who are at high risk, uninsured or underinsured, and have incomes below 250% of the federal poverty level.

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