Breast Density Notification Laws - Massachusetts

May 14, 2014

Information about Massachusetts' breast density notification legislation.

Recipient: Patients with dense breasts.

Notification text: Should include: the patient's mammogram shows dense breast tissue; dense breast tissue is common and not abnormal, but may increase the risk of breast cancer; dense breast tissue can make it difficult to find cancer on a mammogram and sometimes additional testing is needed for reliable breast screening; whether or not the interpreting physician determines additional testing is recommended; the patient's right to discuss the results of the mammogram with the interpreting radiologist or physician; a report of the mammogram has been sent to the referring physician and will become part of the patient's medical record.

Legislation: H.3733