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House Proceeding on Jan 20th, 2010 :: 1:22:35 to 1:26:20
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Dan Burton

1:22:31 to 1:22:56( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: detection for all individuals in our country and indeed the world. i thank the gentleman for the time. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, we continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from illinois. mr. schock:thank you, mr. speaker. i would now yield four minutes to my good friend from indiana, mr. burton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized for four minutes.

Dan Burton

1:22:35 to 1:26:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

1:22:58 to 1:23:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: mr. burton: mr. speaker, i believe probably everybody in the house and in the senate have someone that they know or knew that had breast cancer. or another form of cancer. my first wife, barbara, died about eight yearsgo from cancer. and i'll never forget the day that she felt a lump in her breast.

Dan Burton

1:23:19 to 1:23:39( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: she thought it was a fiberous tissue. she had those before. and she didn't want to go have herself tested. i said i want you to go to the doctor and have him look at that. he did and she called me a couple days later when i was out here in washington and she started crying and she said i've got breast cancer. of course we went back home. i went back home and we went to

Dan Burton

1:23:40 to 1:24:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the doctor and went through all the things you have to go through, including the chemo therapy. for any family that's gone through that, they know how very difficult it is. had she had a mammogram earlier, she might not have had the cancer metastasize and go to other parts of her body and she ultimately passed away. it was a tragic thing to watch

Dan Burton

1:24:01 to 1:24:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that. that's why this bill although it may sound like just a resolution, is very, very important. one of the things in the health care negotiations that's been going on that's concerned me a great deal is there was some talk about limiting mammograms to people in their -- 50 and above and people 40 and above,

Dan Burton

1:24:23 to 1:24:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: between 40 and 50, might not be included in getting m and having coverage for that either under the health plans for insurance plans. i want to read awe letter from a young lady -- you a letter from a young lady in my district, here's what she says. i was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in may of 2008 at age 39.

Dan Burton

1:24:45 to 1:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: i found this lump myself. i had a baseline age 35 it came back clear. at age 35 she didn't have problem. i was advised not to have another mammogram until age 40. the raid yol disthat read my mammogram at age 39 told me if i wou have had a mammogram at age 36, 37, 38, most likely i

Dan Burton

1:25:07 to 1:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: would not have had to have a masectomy and 14 limp nodes removed. my cancer spread to my lungs and chest. while after doing chemotherapy and radiation. after completing nine different types of chemo as of november 24, 2009, i am finally cancer free. please fight for us breast cancer survivors d the young women in the future.

Dan Burton

1:25:28 to 1:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: i believe mammograms should be available and paid for by insurance companies at any age. when we talk about limiting breast cancers to people 50 and above, i think we make a mistake because cancer does -- breast cancer does kill one in every eight women are going to get breast cancer in their lifetime. it's going to affect families across this country. so i think we ought to make sure

Dan Burton

1:25:51 to 1:26:11( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that we don't start limiting mammograms tonly people 50 and above. it's been 40 and above for some time. in this particular case it wouldn't have helped her because she was in her 30's when she developed breast cancer. it's a very, very serious thing. unless somebody has lived with it, they don't understand how horrible it is to watch somebody pass away going through the trey

Dan Burton

1:26:12 to 1:26:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: vails of cancer. i want -- trey vails of cancer -- travails of cancer. i want to thank my colleagues for sponsoring this bill. i hope the negotiations on the

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