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http://www.beingdense.com is part of a Global effort which is reaching out and communicating to women worldwide on the risks association between Breast Density and Breast Cancer.
If you have Dense breasts you need to ask your GP or Radiologist to refer you for Supplemental screening.
The vast majority of women are unaware of the density of their breasts. Less than one in 10 women learn about their dense breast tissue from their doctor.
Screening mammography is the best method to reduce mortality from breast cancer, yet some breast cancers cannot be detected by mammography. Cancers diagnosed after a negative mammogram are known as interval cancers.
Mammographic breast density appears to be a major risk factor for interval cancers
“Mammograms miss about 50% of breast cancers in the densest breasts”.
“Talking Truth: Exposing A Hidden Harm of Mammography Screening”
The underdiagnosis of mammography because of dense breast tissue, culminating in a false negative, is barely mentioned by the medical community as a harm.
“Breast Density is one of the strongest predictors of the failure of mammography screening to detect cancer.”
Women with dense breasts have a four-to-six fold increased risk of breast cancer,’ researcher Dr Wendy Ingram told Daily Mail …
Breast Density Matters UK England
Join with women from Ireland and around the world and with one voice we will achieve #Breastdensity notification for all women.
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