Gov. McCrory Signs Breast Density Bill Pushed By Greensboro Organization

12:54 PM, Jul 24, 2013   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- Governor Pat McCrory signed 30 bills into law Tuesday, including the breast density and awareness bill.

The Commission On The Status Of Women in Greensboro has worked to change the mammogram law so doctors will inform you about your level of breast density.

The bill requires health care facilities to notify patients of their breast density information.

 

Dr. Betrand, the breast cancer survivor and Medical Director of Solis Women's Health told WFMY News 2 in 2011 breasts contain fatty tissue, glandular tissue and fibrous tissue. Density is the ratio of fibroglandular breast tissue to the fatty tissue. If 50 percent of the breast is made up of the fibrograndular tissue it is considered "dense."

 

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Research linked dense breast tissue to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. To complicate things, dense breasts might impair the accuracy of the mammogram interpretation. because fibrograndular tissue and cancers both show up "white" on a mammogram.

There are four levels of breast density and the higher a person's level is, the harder it is to spot abnormalities on a mammogram.

  • HB 467 (Reps. Faircloth, Adams, Harrison and Fulghum) - Breast Density Notification & Awareness

?            The bill requires health care facilities that perform mammography examinations to communicate mammographic breast density information to patients and makes a correction to a statute involving the cancer registry.

- See more at: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130723/governor-mccrory-takes-action-legislation#sthash.aw6q64cR.dpuf

Raleigh, NC- Governor Pat McCrory signed 30 bills today, including:

  • HB 467 (Reps. Faircloth, Adams, Harrison and Fulghum) - Breast Density Notification & Awareness

?            The bill requires health care facilities that perform mammography examinations to communicate mammographic breast density information to patients and makes a correction to a statute involving the cancer registry.

- See more at: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130723/governor-mccrory-takes-action-legislation#sthash.aw6q64cR.dpuf

 

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