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Women With Dense Breasts Open to Additional Cancer Screening: Study
Date:11/27/2012

chnologies, including automated whole-breast ultrasound and contrast-enhanced mammography, are available to aid in screening women with dense breasts," Dave said in the news release.

The study authors stated that the public should be informed about breast density and the increased risk for breast cancer. They pointed out that five states, including Connecticut, New York, Texas, California and Virginia, passed laws requiring radiologists to tell women if they are found to have dense breasts. Legislation is currently pending in 10 other states.

Research presented at medical meetings should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about breast density and mammograms.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Radiological Society of North America, news release, Nov. 27, 2012


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