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BREAST EXAMS FOR THE POOR

"L.A. Law" actress Jill Eikenberry, who survived a battle with breast cancer, is lobbying to make breast exams available to the poor.

"Although I am celebrating my fifth year cancer-free, I am frightened and concerned about all the other women who have had and will have breast cancer," she said at a news conference Wednesday in Washington.She urged passage of a bill sponsored by Rep. Barbara Kennelly, D-Conn., that would increase reimbursements to doctors offering breast screenings. Supporters say that would make the process available to more women on Medicare.