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Supporting the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act

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Joan Lunden

Joan's Blog / / November 13, 2015

Breast tissue
I didn’t realize I needed an ultrasound in addition to my annual mammograms until I interviewed Dr. Susan Love a few years ago. She let me know that since I have dense breast tissue I should have a conversation with my doctor about getting an ultrasound, because dense tissue can mask cancer in a mammogram. I followed her advice and thank god I did because the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer I had a clean mammogram, then walked across the hall for an ultrasound and found out I had an aggressive fast growing cancer. 
 
I believe that it is extremely important that women know their breast density and I support the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act (S. 370) and recently traveled to Washington to ask Members of Congress to cosponsor it. This bill, sponsored by Senators Feinstein and Ayotte, would require that women are told this information in the letter they receive after a mammogram.  This simple solution would help women to receive important medical information that could help save lives with early detection.

You can join me in building support for this bill right from home! Please consider contacting your Senators and ask them to cosponsor S. 370. Together we can make a difference!

To find your Senator visit here: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Call the Senators in your states and tell them: I live in CITY, STATE and I support S. 370, a bill that would require that women receive information regarding their breast density in their mammography report. This bill is important to me because TELL YOUR STORY. I hope that my Senator will cosponsor this important legislation.

 

Categories: Breast Cancer, Joan's Blog
About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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