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Breast Density Notification Law Goes Into Effect

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A new state law went into effect Monday that could affect thousands of California women. The law requires doctors to notify women if they have dense breast tissue, a condition which makes it harder for doctors to read mammograms and is also associated with a higher risk of breast cancer.

Host Stephanie Martin talks with KQED Health Editor Lisa Aliferis about the new law, authored by former state senator Joe Simitian.

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