Advances in Breast Cancer Prevention

By Dr. Michael Misialek Associate Chair of Pathology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine Medical Adviser, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition In the United States, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and more than 40,000 women die yearly from breast cancer. As a […]

Cigna will cease coverage for 3-D mammography

On December 14, 2015, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) urged its supporters to reach out to Cigna Insurance, who recently announced their decision to cease coverage of 3-D mammograms after February 15, 2016. 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new technology that allows for visualization of the entire breast in multiple thin sections. […]

Submit Complaints about NSTAR/Eversource Rights-of-Way Spraying Now

Submitted by Sue Phelan, info@GreenCAPE.org  The Attorney General’s Office reports that there are few complaints/objections filed with MDAR related to the NSTAR/Eversource herbicide spraying this year. Complaints are necessary for the AG to investigate the spraying. They require documentation. Send your objections and report any questionable spraying activity you see. Ask the Attorney General’s Office to investigate MDAR (the […]

Letters to the Editor Make a Difference

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) always appreciates when one of our supporters writes to their local news editor. We hope that all of our supporters will take the opportunity to get the word out to their respective communities about the importance of increased attention to environmental causation and prevention of breast cancer. Thank you to […]

We Need Your Help to Halt Herbicide Spraying in Massachusetts

Your Calls are needed to halt herbicide spraying on private and town lands. The NSTAR public electric utility published their plans for herbicide spraying under their easements in Acushnet, Ashland, Bourne, Bridgewater, Burlington, Canton, Carver, Chatham, Dartmouth, Dennis, Dover, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Edgartown, Fairhaven, Falmouth, Framingham, Freetown, Hanson, Harwich, Hopkinton, Kingston, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Natick, […]