Breast Density as a Cancer Risk - The Game Changer


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Guest: Dr. Nancy Cappello

Breast Density As a Cancer Risk -The Game Changer

If you have breasts today’s episode is important for you to hear. Breast density is a health factor every woman should know about her own body and ask her doctor about and is actually a health risk equal to BRCA gene status in assessing the risk for breast cancer. It is such a central health issue that 35 states have passed laws mandating that physicians inform their patients of this commonly known piece of information. Todays guest is a patient turned advocate that has been instrumental in leading this patient advocacy movement. Nancy Cappello, PhD joins us today to discuss this very important issue and shares with us her own journey and her passion to empower every woman to understand this important health issue and the implications for health and breast cancer.

Key Points in today’s show

  • The fatal flaw in our current breast exam screening
  • Dr Cappello’s own story of being diagnosed with late stage breast cancer after getting regular exams and doing “all the right things”
  • Why cancerous tumors can be difficult to detect when using mammograms alone in dense breasts
  • The crucial information your doctor has and may not be telling you
  • Categories of breast density
  • The true essential question every woman should ask her doctor

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