Thank you Gaea Powell from Central Coast Thermography
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A very important breast cancer bill is making its way through the California legislature right now and needs your support. SB1538 would require doctors to inform their patients if they have dense breast tissue (dbt), a common condition that masks cancer on a mammogram.
For women with dbt, the rate of tumor detection is as low as 25% by mammography. Currently, most doctors do NOT inform their patients (more than 40% of all women have dbt) if they have dbt, instead, these women receive a report with “normal” results.
In the U.S., 45,000 women per year receive this “false negative” result, when they actually have invasive cancer! To make matters even worse, dbt is among the strongest risk factors for developing cancer. This is a double whammy of the worst kind; the women who are most at risk for developing cancer are the very ones for whom mammography fails. There are other imaging methods that when used as a supplement to mammography, raise the rate of tumor detection to 97%.
SB1538 simply gives the >40% of women with dense breast tissue the information they need so that in the event they do develop breast cancer, it can be detected at an earlier stage. We all know that the key to breast cancer survival is EARLY detection. It is every woman’s right to know information about her own physiology that could save her life.
THIS IS WHERE KNOWLEDGE = SURVIVAL
For more information on California’s SB1538
For more information on dense breast tissue