Forbes Contributor Looks Into Controversy Surrounding Mandatory Reporting Of Breast Density

Monday, February 2, 2015
Forbes (1/30) contributor Elaine Schattner, MD, wrote that so far, 21 states have “enact legislation on mandatory reporting of breast density found in breast cancer screening.” She wrote that last year, “Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act.” Schattner wrote that “there does seem to be a consensus among radiologists that ultrasound aids breast cancer detection in women with dense breasts.” However, some physicians are not in favor of laws requiring breast density reporting, with some arguing, among other things, that patients told that they have dense breasts may not know what to do with that information.