Breast Density Notification Laws - Vermont

May 5, 2016

To take effect July 1, 2016 on exams performed on or after January 15, 2017..

Recipient: All patients receive breast density classification, patients with heterogeneously dense or extremely dense breasts receive below notification text or notice substantially similar.

Notification text: "Your mammogram indicates that you have dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue is a normal finding that is present in about 40 percent of women. Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to detect cancer on a mammogram and may be associated with a slightly increased risk for breast cancer. This information is provided to raise your awareness of the impact of breast density on cancer detection and to encourage you to discuss this issue, as well as other breast cancer risk factors, with your health care provider as you decide together which screening options may be right for you."

Legislation: Dense Breast Notification and Education

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