Dense breast notifications are informative but hard to read and understand
Full article: https://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2516699
Some states offer women dense breast notifications that are meant to explain that dense breasts are risk factors for breast cancer and can hide cancer on mammograms, and to identify appropriate supplemental screening options. But recent research found that this information is often not easy to read or understand, which questions the usefulness of the documents. (6/7/16)
Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- What does having dense breasts mean for me?
- How can I lower my breast cancer risk?
- I have a dense breast notification and carry a mutation in a gene that increases cancer risk. How does this affect my screening options?
- What other screening methods can I use?
- I live in a state that does not provide a dense breast notification with my screening result. How do I know if I have dense breasts?
- Who do I contact if I do not understand what my Dense Breast Notification says?
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