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Dr. Conston – Breast Care Center of the Desert

Dr. Conston in The Desert Sun – California Breast Density Law

Breast Care Center of the DesertDr. 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 […]

By | April 2, 2013|Categories: Breast Conditions, Media|Tags: |0 Comments

CA Breast Density Inform Law

New California Breast Density Inform Law to Impact Coachella Valley Women April 1

  • Approximately 50 percent of women to start receiving notification they have dense breast tissue after a screening mammogram.
  • Breastlink Rancho Mirage to work with referring physicians and the community to explain the law’s impact.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., March 29, 2013 – Breastlink Rancho Mirage, a facility operated by a wholly-owned subsidiary of RadNet, Inc., a national leader in providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of owned and operated outpatient imaging centers, announced the importance of educating referring physicians and women about the California Breast Density Notification Law that will take effect on April 1, 2013. […]

By | March 29, 2013|Categories: Breast Conditions|Tags: |0 Comments

Breast Density Article in Annals of Surgical Oncology

Breast density, and how it affects the detection and treatment of breast cancer, is increasingly becoming a topic of discussion amongst patients, doctors and even politicians. Recent legislation passed in many states, including California, now require mammography centers to inform patients if they have dense breast tissue.

Dense breast tissue is made-up of more connective tissue than less dense, or fatty, breast tissue.  As a result, dense breast tissue appears more white on a mammogram, making it harder to identify some cancers. Equally important is the four-fold increased rate of breast cancer associated with increased breast density. That is to say that not only is it harder to detect breast […]

By | March 8, 2013|Categories: Breast Conditions, Breast Surgery|Tags: , |21 Comments
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