McAuliffe Legislation to Raise Awareness on Breast Cancer Detection Signed into Law

Legislation sponsored by State Representative Michael P. McAuliffe (R-Chicago) to raise awareness on the various breast cancer detection services available to women with dense breast tissue was signed into law on Friday, August 15.

House Bill 3765 calls for the Illinois Department of Public Health to include information on newly available 3-D mammography technology in state sponsored pamphlets.

“When breast density is high, mammograms are harder to interpret than when density is low. Many women find that after going through a regular mammogram, they get a call to get retested,” said McAuliffe. “3-D mammograms are more accurate than regular mammograms and can help radiologists distinguish between cancer masses, and overlapping tissue.” Read more.