A bill that would protect women from missed, delayed and late-stage breast cancer diagnosis has stalled in the state Senate. Senate Bill 5040 would require the facility where your mammogram was performed to include three sentences in your results letter if you have dense tissue.
A mammogram shows that breast tissue is dense. Dense tissue is common but can make it harder to evaluate the results of a mammogram. This information about a mammogram result is given to raise awareness and to inform conversations with a patient’s primary care provider; a report of the mammogram results are sent to primary care providers.
Forty percent of women have dense …