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Changes for Dense Breasts

Most women know that mammography is the go-to test for breast cancer screenings. However, most women don’t know that dense breasts can diminish mammography sensitivity up to 20%. What happens is the dense breast can obscure cancer during the imaging.

Several states have adopted a new law that requires doctors to notify their patients in writing when they have dense breases, which is a sign to get further testing either as an ultrasound or MRI.

However, about 50% of women undergoing screening have sense breasts. Should the state really be required to send out two million letters a year, and can the […]