Breast Density Notice Bill Passes Wis. Legislature

Breast Density Notice Bill Passes Wis. Legislature

Created: February 21, 2018 10:05 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Women with dense breast tissue would have to be notified of that along with the results of their mammogram screenings under a bill approved by the Wisconsin Senate.

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The Senate approved it Tuesday and it now heads to Gov. Scott Walker. The Assembly passed it last month.

Supporters say the notice it would help to empower women to make decisions about their health care. It is more difficult to detect cancerous tumors in women with dense breast tissue.

The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Alberta Darling, a breast cancer survivor.

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