FDA proposes mammogram changes for first time in 20 years to identify breast cancer early
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules Wednesday that will require mammogram centers to tell women more about how dense breast tissue can affect their health and increase their cancer risk.
The proposal aims to identify breast cancer risks earlier, amending regulations under the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992.
"The new proposed rule on mammography will require, for the first time under federal rules, that women receive information about breast density to better inform their healthcare decisions," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.
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