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New PA Breast Cancer Testing Bill April 2023

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A bill to boost early detection of breast cancer earned unanimous, bipartisan support in the PA house this week and is on the way to the governor's desk!

Senate Bill 8 would eliminate out-of-pocket costs associated with BRCA-related genetic testing and counseling, as well as supplemental screening such as breast MRI and ultrasound for women at high risk for breast cancer.

High-risk conditions covered by the bill include dense breast tissue, personal history of breast cancer, family history of breast cancer, genetic predisposition and prior radiation therapy.

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