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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

After Mastectomy, Don't Neglect Breast Imaging and Biopsy

Mastectomy to treat or prevent breast cancer doesn’t eliminate the need for imaging tests and biopsies in the future, according to a study.

By Diane Domina

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.

Why You May Want to Have Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Up to 14 percent of breast cancers — almost 35,000 cases each year in the United States — are associated with a hereditary predisposition to cancer.

By Diane Domina

The Titanium Marker in Breast Biopsy: Should You Worry?

Is it possible to have an adverse reaction to a titanium marker placed in a breast biopsy? Here’s what you should know.

By PJ Hamel

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

New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

The guidelines changed on Jan. 1, 2018. Here’s what they mean for you.

By PJ Hamel

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

Many Breast Cancer Patients Don't Get Gene Test

Many breast cancer patients aren’t being offered the opportunity to be tested for a gene mutation that can increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

By HealthAfter50