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Dense Breast Cancer Risk

Being Less Dense About Breast Cancer Screening

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A false sense of security from a "normal" mammogram in a woman with dense breast tissue is just the kind of trouble we want to avoid. And while mammograms save lives, they have limitations- and the best screening programs account for them.

Has Breast Cancer Activism Gone Too Far?

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

Ms. Cappello's story is compelling. She is one of a long history of breast cancer activists who have challenged the status quo. But in my opinion, using individual cases to dictate health policy is a dangerous precedent.

Dense Breasts Don't Necessarily Mean Worse Cancer Survival -- But Questions Abound

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- More women are getting the word that they may have breasts too dense for mammograms to give a good picture. What's not so clear is what ...