Breast density legislation. Implications for patients and primary care providers.

Deborah Rhodes, Amy Lynn Conners

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Abstract

Minnesota recently became the 16th state to require facilities that perform mammograms to notify patients if they are found to have dense or extremely dense breasts, as this may make it more difficult to detect a cancer or put them at increased risk for cancer. This article outlines the new law and describes the classification system for breast density, the implications for breast density on screening mammography, and the relationship between breast density and cancer. It also provides guidance for patients who have dense breast tissue regarding supplementary screening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalMinnesota Medicine
Volume97
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2014

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Breast density legislation. Implications for patients and primary care providers. / Rhodes, Deborah; Conners, Amy Lynn.

In: Minnesota Medicine, Vol. 97, No. 7, 2014, p. 43-48.

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