So What Are Dense Breasts?

There has been recent discussion around a new law that has been passed in certain states (Conneticut, New York, California, Texas and Virginia) requiring imaging centers that perform mammograms to inform their patient’s if they have dense breast tissue on mammograms. The reason for this is that breast cancers can be covered up in dense breasts. A recent New York Times article tells how Nancy M. Cappello of Woodbury, Conn. took her story to state legislators when a cancer was discovered on her mammogram. She claims that she was not told she had dense breasts until the cancer was detected. She wanted legislation that would require women be told if they have dense breasts and require that insurance companies cover

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