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Editorial: Brown Should Sign Breast Cancer Detection Bill

Monday, September 10, 2012

San Jose Mercury News

In an editorial, the San Jose Mercury News said: Gov. Jerry Brown has run out of reasons to veto Sen. Joe Simitian’s bill requiring full disclosure to women with dense breast tissue that their mammograms may be ineffective.

The governor bowed to pressure primarily from the California Medical Association last year and vetoed Simitian’s legislation. Brown objected to language requiring doctors to notify women about potential risks and the need for further screening. As we said at the time, good grief. Physicians informing their patients of a serious risk is a problem?

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