Breast Density Notification Laws - Minnesota

May 14, 2014

Information about Minnesota's breast density notification legislation.

Recipient: Patients with dense breasts.  

Notification text: “Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense breast tissue is  relatively common and is found in more than 40 percent of women. However, dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to identify precancerous lesions or cancer through a mammogram and may also be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This information about the results of your mammogram is given to you to raise your own awareness and to help inform your conversations with your treating clinician who has received a report of your mammogram results. Together you can decide which screening options are right for you based on your mammogram results, individual risk factors, or physical examination." 

Legislation: Notice to Patient; Mammogram Results