Breast Density Notification Laws - Oregon

May 14, 2014

Information about Oregon's breast density notification legislation.

Recipient: Patients with dense breasts. 

Notification text: “Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. For most women, breast density decreases with age, but in some women, there is little change. Dense breast tissue is 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 is provided to you by Oregon State Law to raise your awareness and to promote discussion with your health care provider about your own risk for breast cancer. Together, you can decide if additional breast imaging tests such as a breast ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Breast-Specific-Gamma-Imaging (BSGI) would be beneficial based on your risk factors and physical examinations. A report of your results was sent to your health care provider.” 

Legislation: Breast Density Notification Law/Dense Breast Tissue Notification