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Irish women want and deserve change in their breast screening protocols.
For years, the effects of breast density have been studied and it is globally recognised that breast density is one of the strongest predictors for developing breast cancer.
Irish radiologists do not report on breast density. Women are simply not told about it. Why are we in the dark, our breast density information is available with our mammogram result. Why is it being witheld? Breast density is globally recognised as an independent risk factor for breast cancer in women.
#informwomen seeks a change in Irish breast screening protocols and asks for breast density information to be shared with Irish women.
Current protocols, (withholding this information), may also put us at risk of developing Interval breast cancers, these are bigger, late stage tumours that require more aggressive treatment options.
Breast density notification laws have been introduced in most of the United States.
In the U.S. state law now requires that women are notified about their breast density levels (1-4). Their mammogram letter will state this and advise them to seek supplementary screening, ultrasound or MRI.
- Breast density is a strong independent risk factor for breast cancer.
- Breast density can inhibit your mammogram result (like seeing through a fog) Read Huffington post article on breast density here
- Breast density is also a predictor for contralateral breast cancer and late stage tumours.
#informwomen… our message is simple, ask about your breast density level (1-4)
Give us the information
Give us choice on breast health matters
#inform women 👭👭👭👭👭👭👭
http://www.beingdense.com #inform women @breastdense