An advocacy group on Wednesday released new data showing that nearly 5 million women have received care from a breast cancer treatment center since the law was signed into law in 2010.
The group, American Family Council, estimates that more than 30 million Americans will receive care from an organization that offers services for breast cancer, according to a statement.
“This is the most extensive analysis of breast cancer care available, and it is only the first piece of the puzzle,” Jessica Schoen, senior vice president of advocacy at American Family Center, said in a statement about the data.
The study, conducted by the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society, found that about 8.3 million women received breast cancer-related care from breast cancer centers since the passage of the Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2010.
More than 10.7 million women are currently receiving care from such centers.
It is unclear how many of these women have been diagnosed with breast, cervical, or ovarian cancer.
The data is the latest evidence to show that American FamilyCare is not a perfect model for the way women with cancer are treated.
Since its creation, the center has received criticism for its high prices, low quality of care, and long wait times.
The center also lacks oversight, and is currently operating without state funding.
The organization has also faced criticism for charging women more than the average rate in the state of Pennsylvania for breast exams.
In December, the organization said it was in talks with the Pennsylvania legislature to expand its program, but a spokesperson told The Huffington Post that it was not yet ready to make any changes.
The American Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that represents breast cancer patients, also called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand the program.
“We urge HHS to expand Breast Cancer Care for Women Act to include breast cancer cancer treatment centers and ensure access to care to all Americans regardless of financial resources, as breast cancer is an economic burden that affects families and individuals across the country,” it said in its statement.
In a statement on its website, American Cancer Action, a nonprofit organization that advocates for breast health and women’s rights, said that the group has long advocated for breast care as a human right.
“The American Cancer Association, along with our partners in the Breast Health Coalition, are working to ensure that every American can get the medical care they need,” the statement read.