Do You Have Dense Breasts?


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By JONATHAN HILLENBRAND and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

This episode explains the urgency of why you need to know if you have dense breast tissue and how the laws are changing in 2020 to help.

Nancy Cappello and her doctors were unaware that a cancerous tumor had been growing in her breast for years, undetected by yearly mammograms. After discovering her dense breast tissue was hiding a tumor, she began a campaign to require fuller disclosure to women about their mammogram results and the limitations of the test. Nancy died in 2018, but her tireless campaign continues. Georgia Spear, MD, speaks about the past, present and future of breast cancer screening including her efforts to create new laws to help women get the right screening. She is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and works at NorthShore University HealthSystem.

To learn more about NorthShore’s Breast program, including info about the Automated Whole Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), go to or call 888-364-6400 for scheduling.

Produced by Jon Hillenbrand and Carolyn Starks. Mixed by Jon Hillenbrand.

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