Dealing with high-density breasts

The FDA may require mammography facilities to notify patients about this breast cancer risk factor, but women don't know what to do with this information.

Published: July, 2019

Do you know how dense your breasts are? If you don't, a new proposal by the FDA may mean you will soon find out.

The agency proposed a change that, if approved, will require mammography facilities to send letters informing women about their breast density — a measure of the proportion of active tissue versus fat in their breasts (see "The FDA proposal").

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