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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.

By Stephanie Stephens

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.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

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.

By Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

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.

By Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Breast Ultrasound: Frequently Asked Questions

Did you get a callback for an ultrasound after a mammogram? Here’s what to expect, and what it might tell you.

By PJ Hamel

Get Your First Mammogram at 40: Here's Why

Have you had your annual mammogram yet? A 2017 study shows why annual screening mammograms starting at age 40 could save more lives through early detection.

By Phyllis Johnson

Should You Get Mammograms After 75?

The benefits of getting a mammogram may be overestimated, and the potential harms may be underestimated, particularly for women 75 and up.

By HealthAfter50

Should You Get a 3-D Mammogram?

Here's what you should know about tomosynthesis, the latest imaging technology for breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

By HealthAfter50

11 Important Breast Cancer Facts

From mammograms to family history, here are 11 breast cancer facts every woman should know as breast cancer awareness month rolls around each October.

By PJ Hamel

Are More Mammograms Always Better?

Do more mammagrams save more lives, or can they lead to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatments? Here's an analysis of the latest findings.

By Heather LaBruna