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Dr. Cappello's Blog Post: Fake News: Having Dense Breast Tissue is No Big Deal

Two decades of research on the masking risk of dense breast tissue by mammography screening is indisputable. As the density of the breast increases, the reliability of a mammogram to see, and in turn, detect breast cancer…

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New Mexico Governor Vetoes Density Reporting Bill

Representative Elizabeth 'Liz' Thomson, a breast cancer survivor, introduced HB 243 to give women of New Mexico critical information about their breast tissue composition to improve communication about breast health and…

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Iowa Bill Becomes Law, A Veto, and a Law That's Not Dense

Governor Branstad signs SF250 today making Iowa the 31st state to report dense breast tissue to the patient though the mammography report. The Iowa Army of Pink, a patient advocacy group, advocated for the bill and was side…

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Dr. Cappello Keynotes Breast Density Forum in Australia 2

It took one woman's advanced stage breast cancer diagnosis in 2004 within weeks of her 11th NORMAL mammography exam and one maverick radiologist with the support of Connecticut Legislative Champions to usher in the density…

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Dr. Cappello's Blog Post: Going Nuclear After My Advanced Stage Breast Cancer Diagnosis: How My Physicians' Filibuster Led to Legislation

Sitting on our couch with great anticipation, my husband and I listened intently to my breast surgeon as she reviewed the pathology report from my recent breast cancer diagnosis. It was less than a month, after I persisted as…

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