Breast Density Notification Laws - North Carolina

May 14, 2014

Information about North Carolina's breast density notification legislation.

Recipient: Patients with dense breasts.

Notification text: “Your mammogram indicates that you may have dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue is relatively common and is found in more than forty percent (40%) of women. The presence of dense tissue may make it more difficult to detect abnormalities in the breast and may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. We are providing this information to raise your awareness of this important factor and to encourage you to talk with your physician about this and other breast cancer risk factors. Together, you can decide which screening options are right for you. A report of your results was sent to your physician.”

Legislation: Breast Density Notification Law