INFORMATION ON HENDA’S LAW
In June, 2011, Gov. Rick Perry signed “Henda’s Law,” requiring certified FDA facilities to provide patients with information about dense breast tissue. If your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, which could hide abnormalities, and you have other risk factors for breast cancer that have been identified, you might benefit from supplemental screening tests that may be suggested by your ordering physician.
Dense breast tissue, in and of itself, is a relatively common condition. Therefore, this information is not provided to cause undue concern, but rather to raise your awareness and to promote discussion with your physician regarding the presence of other risk factors, in addition to dense breast tissue. A report of your mammography results will be sent to you and your physician. You should contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns regarding this report.
See the links below for more information:
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure – The ABCs of Breast Density
- National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool