Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
February 15, 2018

Contact:
Aundrea Peterson
Utah House of Representatives
aundreapeterson@le.utah.gov

Press conference to discuss a bill that aims to update mammogram quality assurance

 What:
Rep. LaVar Christensen to talk about H.B. 258, Women’s Cancer Screening Notification Amendments, which aims to require facilities that perform screenings or diagnostic mammograms to provide patients with a notification of that report and options for additional cancer screening examinations.

It affects as many as 50 percent of all women. Since 1991, Utah has maintained in statute the Mammography Quality Assurance Act (Utah Code Section 26-21a-203), but we have not updated those protections. Mammogram results reveal whether the patient has dense tissue and if so, the cancer detection results may be clouded and misleading. This legislation would require patient notification and disclosure of dense tissue findings in mammogram reports, including options to obtain additional professionally recognized forms of cancer screening examinations.

Where:
Capitol Building, Presentation Room
350 State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84111

When:
Friday, February 16, 2018, at 9:30 a.m.

Who:
Rep. LaVar Christensen, District 32
Individuals who have benefitted from being informed about getting additional screening

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