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    Tumor Size, Nodal Status and Grade Influence Survival

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    Reducing Advanced Disease is a Predictor of Reducing Breast Cancer Mortality

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    Average-Risk Women & High-Risk Women w/ Dense Breasts have an Equal Chance of Having Cancer Masked on Mammography

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Celebrating the Life, Work & Legacy of Dr. Nancy Cappello

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JACR study by Are You Dense, Inc. & Are You Dense Advocacy Inc. shows Dense Breasts Laws Increase Breast Density Awareness, Conversations Between Patient & Provider

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Dr. Cappello presents spirited lecture on Breast Health at National Conference

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Joseph Cappello at the Chamber of Commerce receiving the 2019 Stephen Sasala Health Advocate Award

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On March 28,2019 the Department of Health and Human Services, the FDA announced changes to the MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) to include reporting of dense breast tissue to the patient. Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc has been working on the proposed rule changes for over ten years.

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Upcoming Events

Tennis Bash

 

When: Saturday, September 21 from 6pm - 9pm

 

Where: Middlebury Racquet Club - Middlebury, CT

Survive to Thrive - Hosted by Thrive Sports & Fitness

 

When: Saturday, October 19th beginning at 9am

 

Where: Thrive Sports & Fitness - Middlebury, CT

6th Annual 'For the Girls' Brunch & Auction

 

When: Sunday, October 27th from 12pm - 4pm

 

Where: Grand Oak Villa - Oakville, CT

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Are You Dense Bowling Fundraiser

 

When: Sunday, November 17th from 4pm - 7pm

 

Where: Crystal Bees - Southington, CT

Perillo Tour to Italy!

 

When: September 24 – October 2, 2020

 

Where: Italy

Nancy's Story

"On February 3, 2004, I was diagnosed with Stage 3c breast cancer six weeks after receiving a "normal" mammography report.  Less than 48% of women with Stage 3c breast cancer are alive after five years."

– Nancy M. Cappello, Ph. D.

 

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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:

    American College of Radiology describes women with "Dense Breast Tissue" as having a higher than average risk of Breast Cancer.

     
  • 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:

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

     
  • Are You Dense? Fact #10

    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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