Breast CancerTests

How Do I Know if I Have Dense Breast Tissue?

Every woman who participates in breast cancer screening must know the answer to this critical question

Mammography breast screening device in hospital
    Nancy Cappello.
    Nancy awaiting 9-hour surgery a few months after her eleventh normal mammogramJoseph Cappello
    Categories of dense breast tissue.
    Categories of Dense Breast TissueAre You Dense Inc.
    State breast density reporting.
    U.S. Map of “Dense” Legislation Are You Dense Inc.
    Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

    Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

    Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., is director and founder of Are You Dense, Inc., and Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc., with its mission to educate the public about the risks and screening challenges of dense breast tissue to prevent missed, delayed, and advanced-stage cancer, thus reducing mortality. Dr. Cappello’s starting advanced stage 3C breast cancer diagnosis, within weeks of her 11th normal mammogram, catapulted her to the bumpy and unpaved road of non-profit breast health patient advocacy. She is the inspiration behind Connecticut’s first-in-the-nation density reporting law passed in 2009, making the state a global leader in density reporting, adjunct screening, and the density reporting grassroots movement.