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Senate health care bill includes Wasserman Schultz's breast cancer provisions

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid included breast cancer provisions she's championed in the health care bill that cleared the Senate on Christmas Eve.

Wasserman Schultz, who said she talked with Reid about including the provisions, called it a "giant step" to "ensuring that all young women have the tools and resources they need to practice good breast health and detect breast cancer early."

The provision directs the Centers for Disease Control to develop a national education campaign to increase awareness of breast health, family history, and the threats posed by breast cancer in young women. Wasserman Schultz says it has the support of more than 40 advocacy organizations, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance.

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