Breast density laws in the United States

Group of happy women in circle wearing pink for breast cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) A new law going into effect on June 1, 2015 is helping to make Michigan women aware of their breast density. It’s important to know if your breasts are dense or not because it can alter the effectiveness of a regular mammogram. State Senate Bill 879 mandates that women with dense breast tissue will be notified that they are dense on their mammogram results.

Michigan is one of more than 20 states to adopt a law on breast density, but there are many more that haven’t and some that are currently working on legislation. To learn about what’s happening around the country, click on any state in the map below.

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