Nancy Cappello

 

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: special education teacher who turned her misfortune into a tireless campaign that led 36 states to require fuller disclosure to women about their mammogram results and the limitations of the test when she learned she had breast cancer and that mammography could not find it, whose illness (breast cancer that was not diagnosed until it had reached an advance stage and required chemotherapy) was exactly what she had spent more than 10 years trying to help other women avoid.

 

 

Cause of Death: Infection related to myelodysplastic syndrome caused by the chemotherapy and radiation she received

 

Born: October 30, 1952

 

Died: November 15, 2018

 

Location: Waterbury, Connecticut