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FDA proposes changes to mammography standards for first time in more than 20 years - AmaNews Info
(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration announced proposed changes to mammography standards Wednesday. “The FDA is proposing specific language that would explain how breast density can influence the accuracy of mammography and would recommend patients with dense breasts talk to their health care provider about high breast density and how it relates to breast cancer risk and their individual situation.” This is one way the proposed changes try to improve communication for patients. Furthering this and to improve communication with providers, the agency has also proposed expanding the categories used to classify mammography findings, currently labeled as “negative,” “benign,” “probably benign,” “suspicious,” “highly suggestive of malignancy” or “incomplete: need additional imaging evaluation.” The agency would like to add two categories: …