Dense breast notifications are informative but hard to read and understand
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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)

Expert Guidelines

Laws on breast density notification vary by state

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has a panel of experts who develop guidelines on breast screening. With regards to dense breasts and screening, NCCN guidelines state the following: 

Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider

Open Clinical Trials

The following breast cancer screening clinical trials are currently enrolling participants:


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