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A resource for family physicians: Discussing breast density
New Jersey joins 14 other states in passage and implementation of a law requiring radiologists to raise the issue of breast density in their patients' reports. All women who have mammograms will get a follow-up letter telling them they may have dense breasts and to raise the topic with their doctors.
In order to provide clear direction regarding a radiologist or ordering physician's obligation to inform patients about their breast composition, the Advisory counsel of the New Jersey Section of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (NJ-ACOG) has developed a toolkit to assist in the management of patients and dense breasts.
NJ-ACOG has made this toolkit available to family physicians in New Jersey in the hope that the guide will assist you as you talk with your patients about breast density and other risk factors for breast cancer. Please feel free to copy and distribute the FAQ sheets and Breast Density brochures to your patients.
The toolkit "Discussing Breast Density" can be accessed at https://www.acog.org/~/media/Sections/NJ/DiscussingBreastDensity.pdf.
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