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Mammogram law takes effect Monday
San Diego Union-Tribune

Starting Monday, women in San Diego County and across the state will get a warning in the mail if their mammogram shows they have dense breast tissue.

Studies show that dense tissue can make preventive mammogram screenings less effective at detecting early-stage cancers.

Federal law already requires health providers to report the results of mammograms to women in writing, and now those letters will have to include an extra paragraph if density is an issue.