Be the change you wish to see in the world

Anyone familiar with http://www.beingdense.com will know that I am a Patient Advocate based in Ireland. I am very vocal about Breast Density and the lack of routine information that is provided to women when their Screening Mammogram identifies that they have Dense Breasts. My path to Patient Advocacy was brought about and paved with a … More Be the change you wish to see in the world

Seeing is believing – Say what you see and Tell Women.

Beingdense.com is part of a global advocacy effort to elevate awareness and education for women with Dense Breasts. Breast Density is an independent risk factor for Breast Cancer Women who participate in Breast Cancer Screening are not told when their Screening Mammogram determines that they have Dense Breasts Breast Density can ‘obscure’ sizeable tumours resulting … More Seeing is believing – Say what you see and Tell Women.

Your Density Matters

Breast Density an independent risk factor for Breast Cancer. Early detection. The World Health Organisation (WHO) position paper on Mammography Screening WHO position paper on mammography screening [pdf 584kb] Overview Every year, breast cancer kills more than 500,000 women around the world. In resource-poor settings, a majority of women with breast cancer are diagnosed at … More Your Density Matters

Mammographic Breast Density – are you Dense?

Women in Ireland are NOT routinely told about their Breast Density. http://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-advances-landmark-policy-changes-modernize-mammography-services-and-improve-their-quality 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 … More Mammographic Breast Density – are you Dense?

Women’s Health paternalistic attitudes persist.

Why wait – be proactive now. “Mammography should be individually adapted” Question your Radiologist, Breast Screening Practitioner at your next Mammogram, don’t even wait until then, ask your GP – Look them square in the eye and ask “If you saw your wife’s, sister’s daughter’s or Mother’s Mammogram showed she had Dense Breasts, would you … More Women’s Health paternalistic attitudes persist.