It’s International women’s day

LET’S MAKE A CHANGE

It’s time that women in Ireland with breast density are afforded access to early detection.

  • When you have a mammogram the radiologist will assess the density of your breasts.
  • This information/report is not routinely shared.
  • ASK for a copy of your mammogram report from your referring doctor.
  • Make sure it is the report from the radiologist.
  • Read the report carefully and look for descriptions of your breast tissue.
  • Query anything that you are unsure of.
  • If the report suggests you have breast density, ask for Ultrasound.

Dense breast tissue is comprised of less fat and more connective tissue which appears white on a mammogram.

Cancer also appears white on a mammogram, therefore tumours are often hidden behind the dense tissue.

If you have dense breast tissue, insist on further screening in addition to your mammogram.

 

 

 

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