Stevenson was diagnosed with her advance form of cancer in November 2016.But her doctors have told her, she said, that it was likely present when a mammogram cleared her two years earlier.At the time of the mammogram, she said, "I was told there was nothing, that it was fine." She never knew before her later cancer diagnosis that she had dense breast tissue."Had I been told I had dense tissue, it could have been caught and diagnosed two years before," Stevenson said.Again, the referendum may be mandatory or advisory in character.Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman answers questions during a federal, provincial and territorial health ministers' meeting in Toronto on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.But in 1901 Minnesota enacted a state-wide, mandatory primary law.
Darla Stevenson, a stage 4 breast cancer survivor from Provo who has attended hearings in support of HB258, said its initial narrow passage in the House "floored me," but that she's grateful it appears to have stronger support now.
She said she felt compelled to support HB258 out of the hope that "I can keep even one woman from going through what I've gone through." The Huntsman Cancer Institute spoke out in favor of HB258 early in the legislative session.
, Alan Solomont and Arielle Jennings argue for mandated civics education and “An Act to Promote and Enhance Civic Engagement,” a bill making its way through the Legislature.
SALT LAKE CITY — Advocates adorned lawmakers with pink flower boutonnieres Thursday in celebration of the Senate's unanimous support of a bill requiring a warning from health care providers to women with dense breast tissue that they are at risk of a mammogram not finding their cancer. La Var Christensen, R-Draper, requires a statement accompanying a woman's mammogram results that such a characteristic "can make it more difficult to fully and accurately evaluate your mammogram and detect early signs of cancer in the breast." "This information is being provided to inform and encourage you to discuss your dense breast tissue and other breast cancer risk factors with your health care provider.
Together, you can decide what may be best for you," the statement would say.
This is troubling because, like so much research in education and public policy, the report’s authors reach a predetermined conclusion by ignoring contradictions and shortcomings in their logic and data.