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Dense Breast Cancer Risk

For Women With Dense Breasts, More Mammograms May Not Be The Answer

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research sugges...

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 ...