(Des Moines) Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would require that women who get mammogram exams would later be given a written statement about breast tissue density.
Experts say dense breast tissue can make it harder for a mammogram to catch a possible tumor and may increase the risk of breast cancer. The Iowa House and Senate bill would require Iowa's Department of Public Health to adopt rules that breast density data be included in mammogram reports to patients and physicians.
One law maker says the information would give women an extra sense of security.
But some doctors disagree saying it could worry women for no reason and the state should leave such matters to physicians.
February 2, 2014