HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Woodbury woman is being honored for her efforts to better inform women about whether they have dense breast tissue.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to present a proclamation Wednesday to Nancy Cappello, founder of “Are You Dense?” It is a group dedicated to informing the public about dense breast tissue and its significance for the early detection of breast cancer.

Malloy’s presentation is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the state Capitol.

Cappello, state lawmakers and physicians are expected to discuss a Connecticut law that requires insurance companies under certain circumstances to cover the cost of a comprehensive ultrasound screening if a mammogram shows dense breast tissue. Connecticut law also requires women to be informed in their mammography report whether they have dense breast tissue.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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