There is growing concern that Irish women are not aware of the significance of breast density in the diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer. About 50% of all women have Dense Breasts. Almost 8% of women aged between 40-74 years have extremely dense breasts. It is estimated that women with extremely high breast density have … More “Like looking for a snow ball in a snow storm”
Mammography has been the accepted ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to breast cancer screening. There is growing acknowledgement however, among researchers, that Breast Density affects the sensitivity of Mammograms. Decades of research supports this and there is mounting global discussion as to why Breast Density is not being reported to women. 40% of women in the … More Tests miss cancer risk in dense breast tissue
Two years ago Beingdense.com began an awareness initiative for Irish women on the subject of Breast Density. We began having read an article writren by Nancy Cappello a breast cancer survivor with dense breasts, who spearheaded the Breast Density Notification law in the State of Connecticut in 2009. To date, 30 other states have followed suit . … More Light it up, let’s talk!
“Mammogram” “survivor” “cancer” familiar words to most of us. “Breast Density”, is a less familiar term that connects all these words. Women need to know about it, so please, please share. High Blood pressure or high Cholesterol can go unseen but when discovered, will usually prompt an immediate response from your medical team. If not monitored or … More Breast Density, an omission in current Breast screening reporting.
Breast Density is a recognised major breast cancer risk factor. Several countries have established advocacies to inform women of their risk of having Dense Breasts. There are also a number of Radiology Experts and Research Scientists who have endorsed the need for Breast Density education, additional breast screening and notification protocols. http://www.beingdense.com advocates for Density … More Be Smart about Being Dense
This is worth reading and sharing and talking about 👭 In fact we won’t STOP talking about Breast Density until Irish Breast Screening professionals START talking about it. It’s time to take the Irish Breast Density conversation further. Discover why women in Ireland must be made aware of their Breast Density and the associated risk … More Breast Density conversation Down Under
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% … More The power of small
Breast Density may be leading risk factor for Breast Cancer – Reuters Health Researchers examined data on more than 18,000 women with breast malignancies and 184,000 women the same age without breast cancer. They found breast density appeared to be the biggest indicator of cancer risk, even more than other common risk factors like family … More Your Breast Density – your Destiny, know it.
Education is one of the most powerful weapons of change. BREAST DENSITY education is up to us women, we must be our own advocates for change until breast screening protocols are updated to include breastdensity notification. Breast Density has been studied for decades and it has long been acknowledged globally as a significant risk factor. … More Ultrasound detects more cancers in dense breasts
Witholding personal information regarding a woman’s health from her is not in her best interests. Radiologists reading our mammograms can determine if we have Dense Breasts. Breast Density is the single most important predictor of the failure of mammography to detect cancer. A small tumour would appear white on your Mammogram and Dense Breast tissue … More Japan is Being Dense aware