Technology and health standards in the cancer field continue to evolve. The Food and Drug administration released new regulations regarding the detection of breast cancer and it’s important that you know about it!
Breast density has been the topic of many conversations between health professionals, and there has finally been a conclusive agreement: Those with dense breasts have a higher chance of getting breast cancer according to the centers for disease control and prevention.
The new standards by the FDA will require mammogram providers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue and recommend a consultation for additional screening.
Unfortunately the only way to test for dense breasts is through a mammogram (doctors recommend every 1-2 years), and the new plan by the FDS will be implemented over the course of 18 months. Therefore, when planning your next breast exam, be sure to mention density to your doctor. If there is any concern, Speak Up, and request that you be provided the proper care.