Widespread breast density reporting ‘premature’, says cancer researcher

Dr Brooke Nickel (PhD) said BreastScreen SA's new policy was based on “limited” survey data.
Dr Brooke Nickel (PhD).

BreastScreen SA’s decision to notify women of their breast density after routine mammography is “premature” and not supported by “robust evidence”, says a leading cancer researcher.

This week, SA became the second state to adopt widespread breast density reporting after a six-month study found that more than 90% of women wanted to be notified as part of breast cancer screening whereas 2% did not.