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Calif. law requires new warning after breast exam
Sacramento Bee

California women who have dense breast tissue will get more information following their routine examinations under a state law that took effect Monday.

Women with that type of tissue must be notified of that finding after a mammogram. Health professionals say as many as four in 10 women over the age of 40 have dense breast tissue, which can make it more difficult to detect cancer.

Patients with such tissue also will be told that their doctor can recommend additional screening options.