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  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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  • Are you Dense? Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    With Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner we are all more than aware of the pink ribbons and football stars pink socks, all floating around with the intent to raise awareness and dollars for breast cancer research.  However the same groups that these fundraisers are illuminating are also…Read more...

  • “My Expensive, Mysterious, Dense Breasts” – by Ericka Tullis

    The author candidly discusses the ongoing issue regarding proper cancer screening for her breast density.  While most insurances cover an annual mammogram, the author must going through additional testing as mammo isn’t an adequate screening process alone for her. http://jezebel.com/my-expensive-mysterious-dense-breasts-1779897510Read more...

  • Letters Telling Women About Breast Density are Often Too Darn Dense

      As laws requiring physicians to inform their patients of their breast density become more widespread more and more research is being directed to the letters of inform themselves.  In some states these letters are so scientific that the message is almost lost completely as only somebody in the medical…Read more...

  • The Problem with Mammograms

      In 2009, Hallie Leighton received “normal” results from a mammogram.  In 2010 she was diagnosed with cancer and also told it was there in 2009, at this point it was Stage 4.  She passed away in 2013.  Every women in her family had been diagnosed with breast cancer, prompting…Read more...

  • What Women Need to Know About Dense Breast Tissue and Cancer

      More than 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue, which simply means their breasts have more glandular and fibrous tissue.  Due to this it becomes more difficult to see cancer on a mammogram as cancer shows up white and the dense tissue is also white.  Think trying to…Read more...

  • New Law Adds Divisive Component to Breast Screening

    As more states pass laws requiring physicians to notify their patients of their breast density greater conflict ensues between the medical community and patient advocates.  While patients believe it is their right to know their density, the medical community claims there is still much uncertainty surrounding the issue.  Those opposing…Read more...

  • Connecticut Becomes First State to Mandate Breast Density Notification

    In 2004 Dr. Nancy Cappello was diagnosed with late stage breast cancer after over a decade of normal mammograms.  She then found out she had dense breast tissue which was the reason the cancer hadn’t been revealed through mammography.  Dr. Cappello then when on a mission to ensure all women…Read more...