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Breast density law aims to reduce missed diagnoses of cancer

When a doctor looks at a mammogram, he or she could mistake a tumor for dense breast tissue. In fact, a 2011 study by the Mayo Clinic showed that in 75 percent of women’s mammograms that indicated dense breast tissue, doctors failed to detect cancer that was present.

Would BRCA testing result in earlier breast cancer detection?

New York City women will agree that the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better. Early diagnosis means treatment can start right away, which in the long run can mean less invasive surgeries and less aggressive forms of chemotherapy than if a diagnosis is delayed.

Failed breast cancer diagnosis can lead to malpractice claim

Many people in New York City and beyond know someone who has been diagnosed with some form of cancer. Most of us live in fear of a cancer diagnosis. However, we assume that medical professionals will detect cancer in its earliest stages. With the right treatment, patients can go on to live a full life.