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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.

By Christa Sgobba

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Diane Domina

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