Henda’s Law changed the standard of care for EVERY woman in the State of Texas on June 17, 2011.

House Bill 2102 requires all mammography centers in Texas to specifically notify women about DENSE BREAST TISSUE and the increased risks associated therewith.


My Promise: June 9, 2009

To pass legislation in Texas to increase education and awareness about dense breast tissue and to help at risk women and those with dense breast tissue get better screening options to detect breast cancer at an early stage. Mammograms save lives but it can fail more than 40% of the time to detect tumors in women with dense breast tissue.

(I made this promise the in the early hours of June 9, 2009 after I was diagnosed with a 4cm tumor and stage 2 breast cancer.)

Download Texas House Bill HB2102
  • Henda Salmeron Outside The Texas State Capitol Austin June, 2011

    “If your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, which could hide abnormalities, and you have other risk factors for breast cancer that have been identified, you might benefit from supplemental screening tests that may be suggested by your ordering physician. Dense breast tissue, in and of itself, is a relatively common condition. Therefore, this information is not provided to cause undue concern, but rather to raise your awareness and to promote discussion with your physician regarding the presence of other risk factors, in addition to dense breast tissue. A report of your mammogram results, will be sent to you and your physician. You should contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns regarding this report.”

Launch of Grit Under My Nails: A Memoir In Three Acts

  • D-Magazine November 2011

    Indepth narrative about how Henda's Law was born

    Read The Full Article 
  • CBS News Story May 2018

    Henda Salmeron is like an open book. Her story of survival is a subject of her memoir “Grit Under My Nails.”

    View The CBS Segment 
  • FOX4 2015 Race For The Cure

    After a later-stage breast cancer diagnosis, Henda Salmeron is now embarking on a 140-mile, six-day endurance run to raise money for breast cancer.

    View The FOX4 Section 
  • UT Southwestern Cover Page

    One brave mom and her fight against cancer. Follow her story as her medical team at UTSW fight to save her life.

    Read The Full Story Here 
  • VoiceAmerica & iHeartRadio Interview February 2018

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    Life Takes Grit 
  • Austin American Statesman

    Women in Texas will soon get new information about their breast scans. A law that becomes final in January requires mammography facilities to inform women that dense breast tissue could put them at risk for breast cancer.

    New Breast Cancer Law In Texas 
  • FOX4 Komen Race For The Cure

    • PSA with Henda Salmeron & Clarise Tinsley
    Race For The Cure PSA 
  • Bridge Breast Network

    Running a 145 mile race in Cambodia to celebrate being a 5+ year breast cancer survivor and raising $20,000 for The Bridge Breast Network to save a woman's life!

    Surviving With Purpose 
  • Allegiance Title Close For The Cure

    Intimate interview with breast cancer survivor Henda Salmeron and her journey through breast cancer and passing a law in Texas to inform women about dense breast tissue.

    Breast Density: What is it and do you have it?