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New Dense Breast Tissue Law in Oregon

Breast CancerMEDFORD, Ore. — Starting next month, a law goes into effect in Oregon to fight breast cancer. The new law involves women with dense breast tissue that can make mammograms harder to read.

Starting March 1st, doctors will have to send a letter to those women. They’ll be told to check in with their health care provider about additional options. Oregon is the 11th state to pass a law like this.

On Saturday, top researchers in their field will be coming together to help local women in the fight against breast cancer as part of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Issues Conference.

Breast cancer patients and survivors will be learning about how to increase their quality of life, but they’ll also be finding out more about the ongoing issues with survivor-ship.

The Breast Cancer Issues Conference focuses on several issues, from environmental factors to the impacts of sugar, soy and alcohol on breast cancer.

The event runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Smullin Health Education Center at Rogue Regional Medical Center. To register, call 541-789-6176.