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Senator Karen Mayne working to save women’s lives
SALT LAKE CITY – Senator Karen Mayne-D, West Valley City, is sponsoring a bill that will aid in the fight against breast cancer. Senate Bill 31 would require doctors to notify a woman if she has dense breast tissue if it has been discovered in a mammogram. When a woman has dense breast tissue it may be difficult to detect if breast cancer is present. The bill would simply require that the patient be notified that she has dense breast tissue, along with a recommendation to consult with her doctor for more information.
“This bill will save lives,” she says. “It’s about arming women with knowledge. Knowledge is power.”
The bill will be heard in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee today, January 25, at 2:00pm in Room 250 of the Utah State Capitol.