Breast Density Notification Laws - South Carolina

May 14, 2014

Information about South Carolina's breast density notification legislation.

Recipient: All patients receive report, patients with dense breasts receive notice of density.

Notification text: "Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense tissue is common and is not abnormal. However, dense breast tissue can make it harder to evaluate the results of your mammogram and also may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This information about the results of your mammogram is given to you to raise your awareness and to inform your conversations with your doctor. Together, you can decide which screening options are right for you. A report of your results was sent to your physician." Should also include consumer or patient information available from the American College of Radiology about breast density and mammogram reports.

Legislation: Hope's Law