Breast Density Notification Laws - New York

May 14, 2014

Information about New York'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 very common and is not abnormal. However, dense breast  tissue can make it harder to find cancer on a mammogram and may also be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This information about the result of your mammogram is given to you to raise your awareness. Use this information to talk to your doctor about your  own risks for breast cancer. At that time, ask your doctor if more screening tests might be useful, based on your risk. A report of your results was sent to your physician.” 

Legislation: Breast Density Notification Law

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