Dr. Conston in The Desert Sun – California Breast Density Law
Dr. David Conston, director of breast imaging for the Breast Care Center of the Desert, was quoted in The Desert Sun’s April 1, 2013 article about the new California breast density law. Passed in 2012 by the California legislature, the new breast density law requires all mammography facilities in California to notify patients if they have dense breast tissue (as identified on a screening mammogram).
We encourage you to visit the The Desert Sun’s website to read the entire article. The article, written by Victoria Pelham and entitled “Mammogram law lets patients learn about dense tissue: Cancer screening clinics must make more tests available,” is an opportunity for women of the Coachella Valley to learn more about how this issue may affect them. A small excerpt from the article:
Breastlink, a Southern California network of breast centers with facilities, said in a release that they would work with referring doctors and the community to explain the law’s impact. It conducted more than 14,000 mammograms in 2012.
“We have the experience and knowledge to educate the community about this new law,” David Conston, breast imaging director at the Breast Care Center of the Desert, said in the release. “However, as the topic of breast density remains controversial, it’s important for women to speak with their doctors to ensure they receive care appropriate for them.”