Breast density is not only a risk factor for breast cancer but also is one of the strongest predictors of whether or not mammography screening will detect cancer.
To give the women of New York State a greater ability to make educated decisions about their own health, Governor Cuomo signed a Breast Density Inform Law into effect in June 2012. Mammography providers will be required to explain to patients with dense breast tissue what it means, and to recommend that patients talk to their doctors about additional screening.
Also inside this issue:
- Reminder to join Team JALBCA on September 9th for the Susan Komen Race for the Cure
- Save the date: 17th annual Ellen P. Hermanson Memorial Symposium to be held December 3rd
- Pfizer settles Prempro lawsuits
- A look at antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), a new type of targeted therapy for cancer
- Study reveals women who received childhood cancer treatment have breast cancer risk similar to women who have BRCA mutations
- The two major types of medical identity theft, and resources for further reading on the topic