Women in Ireland are NOT routinely told about their Breast Density.
Among the proposed amendments to improve communication and medical decision making is the addition of breast density information to the mammography lay summary letter provided to patients and to the medical report provided to their referring health care professionals. Mammograms of dense breasts—breasts with a higher proportion of fibroglandular tissue compared to fatty tissue—can be difficult to interpret because the dense tissue can obscure signs of breast cancer and lower the sensitivity of the image. Dense breasts have also been identified as a risk factor for developing breast cancer.
Beingdense.com advocates for immediate changes to Mammogram reporting protocols in Ireland, to ensure that women are informed about their Breast Density as determined by their Mammogram, at the time of their Mammogram results.