Program for breast cancer patients faces budget cuts

02/15/2013 | Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.), The

A Washington state program to help the uninsured or underinsured with breast, cervical or colon cancer is in jeopardy. The Washington Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program is supported by the state and federal governments as well as Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates, but a budget proposal eliminates all but 2% of state funding by 2015. "The underinsured women cannot go without this program," said plastic surgeon Allen Gabriel, who founded the Pink Lemonade Project for breast cancer survivors.

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