Thank you for reading this and please share it when you have. Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumour diagnosed in Irish women, it accounts for almost one third of all major malignancies diagnosed in women and @ 50% are in the 50 -70 age range. According to the Irish Cancer Society the following points … More 50% Not nearly Enough
If something happens by a twist of fate, it happens by chance, and it is strange, interesting, or unfortunate in some way. How often have we heard someone say, if only I had known I would have done something about it…..how often have you said it yourself? 7 out of 10 women do NOT know … More Not a Twist of Fate
Behind every girl’s favourite song lies an untold story…….. The songs we love become woven into a neural tapestry entwined with the people, seasons, experiences and locations throughout our lifespan. This morning, I was standing in the kitchen when I heard the song ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ by Procal Harum I hadn’t heard this in years. … More A Whiter Shade of Pale
Sunday March 11th is Mother’s Day 2018. It’s a day that affords opportunity to all of us to show our appreciation and celebrate Mothers everywhere. Beingdense.com would like to give a big shout out to all the Mothers and the women who have supported and helped us to establish our Breast Density awareness initiative in … More Action On Breast Density
There is growing concern that Irish women are not aware of the significance of breast density in the diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer. About 50% of all women have Dense Breasts. Almost 8% of women aged between 40-74 years have extremely dense breasts. It is estimated that women with extremely high breast density have … More “Like looking for a snow ball in a snow storm”
Mammography has been the accepted ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to breast cancer screening. There is growing acknowledgement however, among researchers, that Breast Density affects the sensitivity of Mammograms. Decades of research supports this and there is mounting global discussion as to why Breast Density is not being reported to women. 40% of women in the … More Tests miss cancer risk in dense breast tissue
Two years ago Beingdense.com began an awareness initiative for Irish women on the subject of Breast Density. We began having read an article writren by Nancy Cappello a breast cancer survivor with dense breasts, who spearheaded the Breast Density Notification law in the State of Connecticut in 2009. To date, 30 other states have followed suit . … More Light it up, let’s talk!
“Mammogram” “survivor” “cancer” familiar words to most of us. “Breast Density”, is a less familiar term that connects all these words. Women need to know about it, so please, please share. High Blood pressure or high Cholesterol can go unseen but when discovered, will usually prompt an immediate response from your medical team. If not monitored or … More Breast Density, an omission in current Breast screening reporting.
DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I), the most comprehensive, medically-sourced website on breast density, today announced plans for international expansion with specialized content for Europe and neighboring countries. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among European women, and about 40% of both American and European women have dense breasts. Dense breast tissue can mask cancer detection on … More Breast Density Destination Europe
Breast Density is a recognised major breast cancer risk factor. Several countries have established advocacies to inform women of their risk of having Dense Breasts. There are also a number of Radiology Experts and Research Scientists who have endorsed the need for Breast Density education, additional breast screening and notification protocols. http://www.beingdense.com advocates for Density … More Be Smart about Being Dense