MADISON (WKOW) — Cancer survivors met with lawmakers at the state capitol to bring awareness to breast cancer.
The meeting is part of the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual state advocacy day. It gives a chance for survivors and advocates to discuss with state legislators about issues related to screening and treating breast cancer.
“There’s a lot of people who can get their mammograms regularly without any problems financially or seeing their doctors,” said Megan Purtell, Chair of WBCC Advocacy Day. “But there are a lot of women in this state who cannot do that and we want to make sure we wipe it out at some point and everyone who has an opportunity to get a mammogram gets one.”
The coalition says more than 5,000 women and men diagnosed with breast cancer this year.