The survey, commissioned by Hologic and conducted in August by the Harris Poll, queried more than 1,155 women who were at least 18 years old; 710 were 40 or older. Major findings included the following:
- 64% of women who responded to the survey did not know that breast density affects a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.
- 68% of respondents did not know their breast density score.
- Only 36% of all respondents have discussed their breast density with a medical professional; among women 40 and older, the percentage was 43%.
- Once they were informed of the connection between breast density and cancer risk, 84% said they would be more likely to go to a facility with mammogram technology proved to be more accurate for women with dense breasts (compared with standard mammography if all things were equal).
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