State Density Reporting Bills Spread Across the Country/Federal Bill Introduced

State density bills continue to be introduced & Federal Bill Introduced in Both House & Senate

A patient advocacy movement started in Connecticut in 2009 to give women the same information their docs have about THEIR dense breast tissue. Inspired by patient Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., her desire was and continues to ensure that no woman suffers the tragedy of a late stage diagnosis, despite have faithful yearly mammograms.  A grassroots advocacy movement was born as state legislative champions protect the safety of its citizens.

In addition to state by state legislative efforts,  Are You Dense Advocacy Inc. and its DC team have worked tirelessly for the reintroduction of the Federal Density Reporting Act in US Congress.  The bill was introduced on October 25, 2017.  Take 3 minutes to lend your voice to the bill, go to Federal Bill Advocacy. 

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. Applauds the Introduction of a National Bill to Improve Detection of Early Breast Cancer in Women with Dense Breast Tissue.  Press Release here.

Check out the latest update on the Density Reporting map to see if your state is protecting women from missed, delayed and advanced stage breast cancer.

For detailed efforts go to AreYouDenseAdvocacyMAP.

RI CT DE MD NJ MA VA VA ME NH VT NY PA WV KY OH IN MI WI MN IA IL MO NC SC GA FL TN AL MS AR LA ND SD NE KS OK TX MT CO NM ID UT AZ OR NV CA AK HI RI CT DE MD NJ MA VA VA ME NH VT NY PA WV KY OH IN MI WI MN IA IL MO NC SC GA FL TN AL MS AR LA ND SD NE KS OK TX MT CO NM ID UT AZ OR NV CA AK HI PINK: Enacted Law — RED: Introduced Bill — BLUE: Working on Bill — WHITE: No Action BLACK : Insurance Coverage Law

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  • Are You Dense? Fact #1:

    Breast density is one of the strongest predictors of the failure of mammography screening to detect cancer.

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #2:

    Two-thirds of pre-menopausal women and 1/4 of post menopausal women have dense breast tissue. 

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #3:

    Adding more sensitive tests to mammography significantly increase detection of invasive cancers that are small and node negative.

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #4:

    Cancer turns up five times more often in women with extremely dense breasts than those with the most fatty tissue.

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #5:

    While a mammogram detects 98% of cancers in women with fatty breasts, it finds only 48% in women with the densest breasts.

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #6:

    A woman at average risk and a woman at high risk have an EQUAL chance of having their cancer masked by mammogram.

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #7:

    Women with dense breasts who had breast cancer have a four times higher risk of recurrence than women with less-dense breasts.

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #8:

    A substantial proportion of Breast Cancer can be attributed to high breast density alone.

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #9:

    There are too many women who are unaware of their breast density, believe their “Happy Gram” when it reports no significant findings and are at risk of receiving a later stage cancer diagnosis. 

     
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