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A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Researchers have discovered a blood test with the potential to someday diagnose breast cancer years before any symptoms.

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Your Healthy-Breast Guide for Your 20s and 30s

Should you get a mammogram already? Are lumps ever normal? We've got the breast-health answers you need now.

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Do You Have Dense Breasts?

Dense breast tissue makes it harder to spot cancers with mammograms. Here's how you can tell if you have dense breasts, and the screenings that work best.

In the Hospital, Low Angle Portrait Shot of Topless Female Patient Undergoing Mammogram Screening Procedure

FDA Modernizes Breast Cancer Screening Regulations

For the first time in more than 25 years, the FDA has proposed changes to mammography regulations to improve breast cancer screening for millions of Americans.

Mammogram.

Is Your Breast Tissue Actually Dense? It May Depends on the Test Used, Your Race, and Your Weight

Women who undergo 3-D or synthetic mammography are less likely than those who have standard digital mammograms to be identified as having higher breast density.

Scar from breast surgery

10 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Knowledge is power—unless you’re falling for these common misconceptions.

Woman smiling at her oncologist.

10 Things Oncologists Wish You Knew About Breast Cancer

Check out these 10 practical steps and oncologist insights to put most of your fears about dying from breast cancer to rest.

Breast cancer patient advocate, Nancy Cappello.

Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

Radiologist giving patient a mammogram.

AI for Dense Breasts: Is it Accurate?

Researchers have developed AI that can assess dense breast tissue as reliably as radiologists — an innovation they hope will make mammograms more reliable.

Dr. Cappello receiving chemotherapy treatment for stage 3C breast cancer.

Mammograms Weren't Enough For Woman With Dense Breast Tissue

Following Nancy M. Cappello’s 11th mammogram, her doctor noticed a ridge in her breast during an exam. It turned out to be cancer.