Are You Dense?

The MISSION of Are You Dense, Inc. is to educate the public about the risks and screening challenges of dense breast tissue and its impact on missed, delayed and advanced stage breast cancer to reduce advanced disease and mortality.

Nancy Cappello, Founder

I did what the medical field and the countless number of cancer advocacy groups told me. I ate healthy, did monthly self exams, exercised daily, had yearly mammograms AND had no first-degree relative with breast cancer. Little did I know at the time that there was information about my health which impacts my life outcomes that was being kept from me – the patient – and others like me. —Nancy Cappello, Founder

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Website: areyoudense.org

Are You Dense?

EDUCATE THE PUBLIC about breast health including the impact of dense breast tissue via a web site, social media, educational materials, research, resources, media, lectures and speaking engagements;

IMPROVE THE CONDITION of those diagnosed with breast cancer by educating about the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of living with the disease;

ADVOCATE CHANGES TO PUBLIC POLICY about the prevention and treatment of breast cancer including breast cancer screening guidelines; and

SUPPORT NEW AND EXISTING RESEARCH about the prevention and treatment of breast cancer and the causal and screening risks of dense breast tissue and its impact on advanced disease. Support research on metastatic disease to improve quality of life, survival outcomes and end death from breast cancer.

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