Thank you for taking part in our survey on breast density. We really value your time and feedback!

A new law (Act 86) now requires that women receiving a mammogram be given information as to her level of breast density. We would like to know what you learned about your breast density after your recent mammogram. We are also making a list of best methods for telling women about their findings. And that’s where you come in!

1. Did your mammogram results tell you about your level of breast density?

2. At the time of your most recent mammogram: (Check all that apply)

3. What breast density category do you have?

4. Have any of the people below talked about your breast density results with you? (Check all that apply)

5. If you were told you have dense breasts, has anyone talked to you about added tests?

6. Did you get any other information (e.g. brochure, flyer, web links, fact sheet) on breast density in addition to your mammography report? (Check all that apply)

7. How much does the following statement reflect how you feel?

  Strongly Agree Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly Disagree
I understand breast density and its risks.

8. Is there anything else you would like to share about the way you were told about breast density?

WE ARE ASKING FOR COPIES OF MAMMOGRAPHY REPORTS THAT TALK ABOUT BREAST DENSITY. All you need to do is cross out your name and send it to us one of three ways:

FAX to PBCC at: 717-769-2131
Email or scan to:
Mail it to: PBCC | 2397 Quentin Rd., Suite B | Lebanon, PA 17042

If you got any other information on breast density when you had your mammogram, we would be grateful if you send a copy of that as well.


Pat Halpin-Murphy
President and Founder of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition

9. If you would like updates on breast density information and follow-up on this survey, please let us know how to reach you:

For those of you who are interested, below is the section of the law stating how breast density is to be reported to women.


"This notice contains the results of your recent mammogram, including information about breast density. If your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense, you should know that dense breast tissue is a common finding and not abnormal. Statistics show many women could have dense or highly dense breasts. Dense breast tissue can make it harder to find cancer on a mammogram and may be associated with an increased risk of cancer. This information about the result of your mammogram is given to you to raise your awareness and to inform your conversations with your physician. Together, you can decide which screening options are right for you, based on your mammogram results, individual risk factors or physical examination. A report of your results was sent to your physician."