New Website Provides Information On Breast Cancer For Women With Dense Breasts

New Website Provides Information On Breast Cancer For Women With Dense Breasts
The non-profit organization DenseBreast-info, recently launched a website that provides education to women and their doctors who are often confused after a mammogram revealing that a woman has dense breasts. The website can be found a www.DenseBreast-info.org and provides information that helps women and their healthcare providers to "Get smart about being dense." Notification laws about breast density have been legislated in 22 US states, with the newest law being recently approved in the state of North Dakota. These legislative actions allow women to access information about breast density in the letter they receive after undergoing a mammogram. ”Receiving a notification about dense breasts can leave a woman and her doctor with more questions than answers,” said in a recent news release DenseBreast-info’s executive director, JoAnn Pushkin, whose own experience with breast density led her to lobby successfully for the introduction of New York’s Breast Density Inform law. “As states passed laws about dense breast notification, it became clear that this is just the first step in an education process. Our nonprofit coalition developed this comprehensive new website to provide a single source of further education.” Wendie Berg, M.D., Ph.D., chief scientific advisor for the website, is an expert radiologist at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She also contributes to the JoanLun
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