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The Mission of Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc. is to give women with dense breast tissue access to Early Detection. It's goal is to enact state and federal legislation to mandate the communication of breast density to women and to ensure that women have reliable screening tools to find cancer at its earliest stage when it is most treatable and survival is the highest. Follow us twitter and on facebook.
- Breast Density is one of the strongest predictors of the failure of mammography screening to detect cancer.
- Women with extremely dense breast tissue have a 4 to 5 times greater cancer risk than women with fatty tissue.
- Extremely dense breast tissue is a higher risk factor than having one first degree relative with breast cancer.
- Adding an additional screening tool, such as MRI, Ultrasound, MBI, BSGI to the mammogram increases detection of SMALL, EARLY stage breast cancer.
- Only one in 10 women learn about their dense breast tissue from their physician.
Who will tell YOU if we don't?
D.E.N.S.E. ™ (Density Education National Survivors' Effort) founded by 7 women who first learned about their dense breast tissue AFTER their later stage diagnosis, is a grassroots movement working with state assemblies for legislative action to save the lives of women through EARLY detection.
"A woman's zip-code should not be the determinant factor as to whether her breast cancer is found EARLY. We need to standardize the communication of breast density to women. The secret of the limitations of mammography must end now." commented, President and Founder of Are You Dense and Are You Dense Advocacy, Dr. Nancy Cappello
JoAnn Pushkin, a co-founder of D.E.N.S.E. ™ and Director of Government Relations for Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc. will lead the state and federal legislative efforts for the organization. She is the founder of D.E.N.S.E.™ NY and is leading New York State legislative efforts through a breast density inform bill with insurance coverage for women with dense breast tissue.
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