Dr. Nancy Cappello, founder of areyoudense.org, talks about what breast dense tissue is and what you need to know if you have dense breast tissue, including alternative testing methods to see if you have breast cancer. Cappello and others are having an event on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Capitol to promote awareness of breast density.
Are You Dense is dedicated to informing the public about dense breast tissue and its significance for the early detection of breast cancer.
According to their website, the organization’s goals include:
- EDUCATE THE PUBLIC about dense breast tissue and the early detection of breast cancer by raising awareness through a web site, media, speaking engagements, social media, informational materials, and resources;
- IMPROVE THE CONDITION of women diagnosed with breast cancer by raising awareness about the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of living with the disease;
- ADVOCATE CHANGES TO PUBLIC POLICY and breast cancer detection guidelines; and
- SUPPORT NEW AND EXISTING RESEARCH for the early detection of breast cancer for women with dense breast tissue.