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.