Press Release

 

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II


ACOG Releases FAQ on Breast Density


Albany, NY – January 9, 2013 - The New York State Chapter of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG District II) is providing a FAQ about dense breast tissue to 4,200 ob-gyns to be displayed in their patient waiting rooms throughout New York State.  On January 19, a new state law takes effect that requires mammogram providers to let women know when they have dense breast tissue. 

“If a woman finds out she has dense breasts, it’s important she has accurate information about what the implications might be,” said Eva Chalas, MD, FACOG, FACS, Chair of ACOG District II. She can then speak with her doctor and decide which options are right for her.”

Patients can also access the information through the ACOG District II website at www.acogny.org. Several questions about dense breast tissue are addressed, including:

  • How common are dense breasts?
  • Are there guidelines for additional dense breast testing?
  • What screening and diagnostic options are available?

Additionally, a radio spot is airing in Albany and on Long Island, urging women to look for dense breast information in their ob-gyns’ offices or by visiting www.acogny.org. 

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The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II (ACOG) represents over 4,000 members who deliver health care to New York's women. Our Albany office offers its resources as a scientific and educational organization dedicated to quality health care for women. Our commitment to professional excellence, combined with our choice to be a strong public advocate for New York women, has made District II one of the state's most trusted and credible voices on all aspects of health care for women.

Contact Information: 518-436-3461
www.acogny.org