Johannas Law Signed by the President

Johanna’s Law: The Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act aims to change this deadly status quo. By creating a federal campaign of gynecologic cancer education, Johanna’s Law is designed to improve early detection and save lives. Endorsed by organizations representing over 300,000 physicians, nurses, cancer survivors and women at risk, Johanna’s Law was sponsored in the House by Representatives Sander Levin(D-MI), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CN), and Kay Granger (R-TX) and in the Senate by Arlen Specter(R-PA) and Tom Harkin(D-IA). First introduced during the 108th Congress, Johanna’s Law ultimately passed both the U.S. House and Senate by unanimous consent (UC) in the closing hours of the 109th Congress. It was signed into law by President Bush on January 12, 2007.

About Johanna’s Law

Johanna’s Law is named for Johanna Silver Gordon, a dynamic woman and former schoolteacher, who lost her life to ovarian cancer despite being a health conscious woman who visited the gynecologist regularly. Sadly, Johanna did not know the symptoms of ovarian cancer until after being diagnosed with an advanced stage of the disease. Not knowing the symptoms contributed to a lengthy and ultimately lethal delay in her diagnosis. Please visiti for more information.