Breast Cancer Fund
The Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2011, or CARE Act (H.R. 2104), introduced by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), ensures that lab technicians are properly trained in administering medical radiation and radiation therapy. Radiation [link] is classified as a known carcinogen by the U.S. National Toxicology Program. It is the best- and longest-established cause of human breast cancer in both women and men. Radiation exposures from medical procedures (X-rays, CT scans, fluoroscopy, and radiotherapy) have increased sevenfold since the mid-1980s.This rapid increase in medical radiation underscores the importance of proper training standards for lab technicians who administer radiation. Medical radiation can provide life-saving information and treatment, but it is essential that technicians are properly trained to administer the optimal radiation dose – ensuring the lowest effective dose.We need your help to reach out to every member of the U.S. House of Representatives on this issue! Ask your Representative to support H.R. 2104 and sign on as a co-sponsor today. Please personalize the email below before sending to your U.S. Representative. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 2104, the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2011, or CARE Act, which would ensure that lab technicians are properly trained in administering medical radiation and radiation therapy.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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