Breast Health Network

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News Release

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Date: April 21, 2016

For more information, call:

Vallery Brown

Office: (405) 271-7900 X9

Cell: (405) 401-8394

Vallery.Brown@HCAhealthcare.com

BREAST HEALTH NETWORK STATEMENT ON DENSE BREAST LAW

On April 21, 2016, HB 2601 was signed into law. It goes into effect Nov. 1, 2016. The new law requires mammography providers to let women know if they have dense breasts. Dense breast tissue can affect the accuracy of mammograms. The following is a statement from OU Medicine Breast Health Network:

OKLAHOMA CITY — OU Medicine Breast Health Network supports efforts to empower women in their health care decision making with helpful and accurate information.

The first line of defense against breast cancer — even for women with dense breasts — is an annual screening mammogram. It is the best means of early detection for most women. Breast Health Network recommends annual screening mammograms for women age 40 and older.

If a woman is notified she has dense breasts, we recommend she talk to her primary care physician. Should a woman choose to undergo additional screening, we recommend imaging be done by a dedicated breast-imaging specialist. Our dedicated breast-imaging radiologists are here to answer any questions.

Women should consult with their physicians when making the personal decision to have supplemental screenings such as a breast ultrasound and MRI. That decision should include weighing potential benefits against known risks.

For frequently asked questions about dense breasts, visit www.densebreastinfo.org or The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ FAQ sheet.

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OU MEDICINE BREAST HEALTH NETWORK

This network is the state’s largest, most comprehensive group of physician radiologists and breast specialists, working together to bring Oklahomans the highest level of breast care. Breast Health Network has four Oklahoma City locations and a mobile mammography coach. Locations include Breast Health Network Central, Edmond, Northwest and Southwest. For more information, visitwww.breasthealthnetwork.com and find us on Facebook

OU Medicine is the collaboration among OU Medical Center, The Children's Hospital, OU Medical Center Edmond, OU Physicians, OU Children’s Physicians and the OU Health Sciences Center, which is composed of seven colleges, including the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Being one of the most comprehensive hospital groups in Oklahoma, this collaborative approach pushes health care forward through cutting-edge research and practice. With the OU Medicine name comes an era of unified visions and goals. For more information, visit www.oumedicine.com and find us on FacebookTwitter andInstagram.





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