Be Dense Aware

BREAST DENSITY cannot be felt by touch and has nothing to do with breast size or shape.

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40% of women have DENSE BREASTS.

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BREAST DENSITY can only be measured by Mammogram.

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BREAST DENSITY reporting is not mandatory in Ireland.

IN IRELAND you will NOT routinely be told about your BREAST DENSITY WHY?

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BEINGDENSE.COM propose that Irish Breast Screening centres provide women with #breastdensity notification as standard with their mammogram results report (example above)

A BREAST DENSITY inform protocol will allow women to make informed choices on their BREAST healthcare and screening options.

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BREAST DENSITY is the single most important predictor of the failure of mammography to detect cancer, because of the white on white masking effect-Density may mask a breast cancer tumour.

Read The Huffington Post link BREAST DENSITY is like Mammogram’s dirty little secret

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Mammogram alone misses up to 50% of small tumours. Women with DENSE BREASTS  can consider supplemental screening Ultrasound and Mri and should discuss this with their GP. and RADIOGRAPHER 

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