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Simitian breast cancer bill takes effect April 1

Original post made on Mar 22, 2013

A bill introduced by former state Sen. Joe Simitian requiring medical professionals to notify women they have dense breast tissue will go into effect on April 1.

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Posted by Felicity
a resident of Los Altos
on Mar 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

This is great information but why on earth does it require a bill? Having to legislate personal responsibity is very troubling.

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Posted by PA Mom
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

Very interesting. I have a mammogram scheduled for April 4, and look forward to learning about how PAMF complies with this new law. I know I have dense breast tissue already (no thanks to PAMF).

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Posted by Chatelaine
a resident of Professorville
on Mar 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Most doctors, if they are not in a clinic-type practice, will tell a patient upon reading her mammogram that she has dense breasts. Mine did, but she is a resident at El Camino, and therefore independent of PAMF or Stanford. It is sad that this law is necessary, but because of a few negligent doctors and clinics, it is a life-saving necessity.

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