Breast Density Notification Laws - Virginia

May 14, 2014

Information about Virginia's breast density notification legislation.

Recipient: Patients with dense breasts.

Notification text: “Your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue. 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 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 mammography results has been sent to your referring physician's office, and you should contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns about this report.” 

Legislation: Breast Density Notification Law