FIND IT SMALL IF AT ALL
EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOMES
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting over 1.5 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2015, 570,000 women died from breast cancer – that is approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women World Health Org stats In 2017 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed among women
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women in Ireland and every year over 3,100 women are diagnosed with the disease. The vast majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer are aged between 50-64 (41%), but younger women are also affected, with 23% of diagnosis occurring in women under 50 – www.cancer.ie
40% of women aged 40 and over have dense breasts. Cancer is 4 -6 times more likely in women with extremely dense breasts Densebreast-info.org
PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND SELF ADVOCACY
Women in Ireland are NOT routinely told about their breast density. ASK your Doctor and radiologist and IF you have Dense Breasts discuss supplemental screening accordingly. Ultrasound detects more cancers than mammogram alone. Mammogram is not the gold standard, particularily in women with dense breast. Gail Zeamer tells us why.
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