State Representative Helen Miller of Ft. Dodge joined a group of breast cancer survivors and supporters at the Capitol this week encouraging legislators to improve breast cancer screenings.
“My thanks to the breast cancer survivors who shared their stories with legislators today and are working to get this bill passed,” said Miller. “This bill will help detect breast cancer sooner and save lives.”
Called the Army in Pink, the women from across Iowa want legislators to pass a bill that adds breast density information to mammography services in Iowa. Patients would also receive a notice if they have dense breast tissue after a mammogram because research shows the dense tissue can hide cancer and other abnormalities.
House File 94 was introduced by Rep. Miller and is now in the House Human Resources Committee, where its fate is unclear.
For more information on mammograms and breast density, log on to www.areyoudense.org.