It’s not likely you would approach someone with that greeting. Yet, if a doctor doesn’t get an answer to that question for women being screened for breast cancer, then the diagnosis could well be incomplete or plain wrong. Dense breast tissue is something that 40 percent of the women in America have. And it is a risk factor for breast cancer. Until Dr. Nancy Cappello, herself not a medical doctor, realized that her annual mammograms did not pick up her cancer at an advanced stage, because of this dense tissue, women in this country barely knew of the term. Or the risk. She has had a national impact, out of her bedroom in Woodbury, Connecticut, where she formed ‘Are You Dense?’, a non-profit organization, in making this a national issue and changing laws in a majority of states. It’s truly a remarkable story of one woman’s quest to take her own personal tragedy and turn it to the benefit of millions of women across America.
INFORMATION EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE
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