In the U.S.A., the radiologist (the doctor who looks at your mammogram) will send a report to your health care provider after your mammogram. Your breast density category (fatty, scattered density, heterogeneously dense or extremely dense) is usually in that report. Your density category may also be in the letter you receive after your mammogram. If not, you can call either the radiologist or your health care provider to find out your density. Each state has different laws about the information you must be given about your breast density. To learn what the law is in your state, click here.
In Europe, the facility that does your mammogram may either have this information or allow you to request it. Density Request forms are available for the UK – England/Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Republic of Ireland here.
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