Breast density notification laws have been put into effect in 21 states. A breast density notification law requires that physicians notify women who have undergone mammography and were found to have dense breast tissue.
The intent of such a law was to give women the necessary information to decide on further action if they had dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue makes it harder to identify cancer on a mammogram and may also be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Learn more about Breast Density Notification Laws and view an interact map to understand your where your state stands on the issue here.
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