Detecting breast cancer early will save your life
Are You Dense? Fact #6
Women with dense breasts who had breast cancer have a four times higher risk of recurrence than women with less-dense breasts.

Resources

NEW: UPDATED RESOURCE - Are You Dense Brochure

» This RESOURCE has been used by hundreds of women to assist with their understanding of breast density with information about the BIRADS scale that Radiologists use to categorize breast density. A must read before getting a mammogram!  Read More

NEW "EXPOSING THE SECRET" BRACELET

Raising Awareness of Dense Breast Tissue through Exposing the Secret Bracelet by Susan A. Katz for Are You Dense, Inc. Read More

Research: Cancer does not take a time-out

Mammography misses every other cancer in dense breasts Read More

Wall Street Journal & NY Times feature Dense Breast Tissue

Dense Tissue - Risks and Screening Challenges Read More

RESOURCE: The Are You Dense? APP 'Free' on ITUNES

The Are You Dense? APP - a vital resource for a woman's breast health Read More

Governor Malloy proclaims October 30th as Are You Dense Day!

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HuffPost blog by Dr. Cappello - Staggering disparity in BC diagnosis:How 100 miles make the difference.

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HuffPost Blog by Dr. Cappello-Caution: Kitty Litter, Prescription Drugs & Dense Breasts

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HUFFPost Blog by Dr. Cappello - What Happens in Vegas is EXPOSED!

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HuffPost Blog by Dr. Cappello - Mammography: Just Some of the Facts Ma'am!

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RESOURCE: Are You Dense Pamphlet now in Spanish!

» This RESOURCE has been used by hundreds of women to assist with the understanding of breast density. There is also information about the BIRADS scale that Radiologists use to categorize breast density. A must read before getting a mammogram! Read More

RESEARCH: Women with dense breasts are at higher risk for breast cancer

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute reports on a new study which shows that the risk of breast cancer increased progressively with increasing breast density. Read More

RESOURCE - The Are You Dense Newsletter

» Stay informed about dense breast tissue and breast health by receiving the Are You Dense Newsletter. Consider joining our mailing list to receive the issue right off the e-press!  Read More

Breast Density Notification Gains Momentum

Kate Madden Yee reports: In the 18 months since Connecticut passed a law mandating that women undergoing mammography be informed of their breast tissue density rating, more states have begun considering similar legislation.
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LEGISLATION - Connecticut Raised Senate Bill 458 - An Act Requiring Communication of Mammographic Breast Density to Patients passes both chambers and is signed by Governor Rell

» Signed by Governor Rell on May 20, 2009 - Public Act 09-41 becomes law as of October 1, 2009 Read More

RESOURCE - What does breast density look like on a mammogram?

» Find out about breast density and what radiologists see when viewing a mammogram.  Read More

RESOURCE: Molecular Breast Imaging: Can it be a resource for women with dense breast tissue?

» Radiologists are investigating MBI as an alternative to other adjunctive breast imaging technologies, such as breast MRI and ultrasound.  Read More

RESEARCH - Automated Ultrasound Improves Cancer Detection - Doubles The Number of Cancers Detected!

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RESEARCH - Ultrasound Boosts Breast Cancer Detection

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RESEARCH - Women with Dense Breasts Have a Higher Risk of Recurring Cancer

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RESEARCH - Dense Breast Tissue Seen as Risk Factor for Cancer

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RESEARCH - Breast Density Can Signal Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

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RESEARCH - Mammographic Sensitivity for Breast Cancer Declines Significantly with Increasing Breast Density

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RESEARCH - Dense Tissue May Promote Tumor Cell Invasiveness

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