Utah Breast Cancer Survivors Urge Passage Of Bill Warning About Limitations Of Mammograms.

The Deseret (UT) News (2/5, Lockhart) reports breast cancer survivors turned out to support a bill in a Utah House committee that would require physicians to notify patients when they have “dense breast tissue” for which additional screening beyond a mammogram might be beneficial. The required disclosure would read: “Dense breast tissue can make it more difficult to fully and accurately evaluate your mammogram and detect early signs of possible cancer in the breast,” adding, “You might benefit from additional professionally recognized forms of cancer screening examinations, depending on your personal risk factors and family history.”

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