In a major victory in the three-year battle to enhance women’s ability to protect themselves against breast cancer, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored to assist in the fight against breast cancer is now in effect. The new law (Chapter 265 of 2012 ) ensures that women are informed of their own "density" and that other screening options may be helpful in early detection of breast cancer.
“This legislation will provide women with access to important medical information they need to make decisions about their own health care and will, quite simply, save lives. Many women are unaware of their own breast density, that it can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer and that dense breast tissue can make it difficult to detect tumors by mammography alone. Ensuring that all women are supplied with the information they need to make the most educated decisions about their health care will lead to earlier detection when the cancer is most treatable and survivable,” stated Senator Flanagan.
BREAST DENSITY INFORMATION LINKS - CLICK ON THE LINK OR THE IMAGE TO VISIT EACH SITE
INFORMATION REGARDING BREAST CANCER