Breast cancer special, “Are You Dense” to re-air on WOOD TV8

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) —WOOD TV8 is set to re-air, “Are You Dense? Detecting Breast Cancer to Save Your Life,” a one-hour special on Friday June 19 at 11am.   On June 1, 2015 the state of Michigan put a new law into effect requiring that women are notified of their breast density with their mammogram results.

WOTV 4 Women and WOOD TV8 produced a one-hour special: “Are You Dense? Detecting Breast Cancer to Save Your Life,” to help educate Michigan women on the change.   This special brings together a series of stories and reports from all of our broadcasts to give viewers a broad understanding of breast density. We’ve been talking to doctors, radiologists and breast cancer survivors to equip West Michigan women with all of the information they need to understand.

This topic is far-reaching; almost half of all women are estimated to have some form of breast density, which makes it harder to spot breast cancer on an annual mammogram.  Dense breast tissue and cancer both appear white on a mammogram making additional screenings necessary to ensure women are cancer-free. During this special broadcast you can learn the options for additional testing if you are dense, along with answers to your insurance questions.

Tune in June 19 at 11am on WOOD TV8 to learn the important facts about breast density, hear personal stories, and discover how early detection can save your life.

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