Dense breasts: Call to follow WA system of notifying women

Why can't we be told about our bodies, asks Breast Cancer Network

Australia’s breast cancer screening programs should move to the WA model where women are told if they have dense breasts on mammography, a leading patient advocate says.


A survey of 15,000 women reveals many who receive an interval diagnosis of breast cancer are angry they’re not informed that dense breast tissue diminishes the sensitivity of mammographic screening, says Kirsten Pilatti, the CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia.

The network’s State of the Nation report, released last week, calls for a raft of changes to improve breast cancer care,