Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Thursday, October 2, 1997 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: Panama
1997-10-02

Breast Cancer

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

The breast cancer epidemic will claim an estimated 500,000 lives during the decade of the 1990s. But what is causing the epidemic? That’s the subject of a new documentary airing on HBO as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rachel’s Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer chronicles the lives of eight breast cancer survivors as they investigate the possible causes and treatments of breast cancer in America.

Guests:

  • Irving Saraf, co-director of Rachel’s Daughter
  • Nancy Evans, a co-producer and breast cancer survivor

Related links:

  • Breast Cancer groups listed in Infoseek
  • Reprsentative Anna Eshoo is sponsoring two bills, they are H.R. 164 (the Reconstructive Breast Surgery Benefits Act), which would require health insurance companies to cover reconstructive breast surgery if they already pay for mastectomies, and H.R. 135 (the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act), which would eliminate "drive-through" mastectomies.
  • Sapient Health Network is circulating a petition to Congress for better breast cancer health care.

.
.
.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.