Changing the narrative around Breast Cancer Screening and Imaging … More The Patient Effect
This is moving in the right direction and it’s great to share with you all – although it’s not enough – it’s a start and recognition of the fact that Breast Density affects the reliability of Screening Mammograms Important to know that there’s NEW EUROPEAN GUIDELINES on Breast Cancer Screening UPDATE from The 🇪🇺 European … More Update to European Guidelines for Breast Screening
Building awareness and influencing change is what http://www.Beingdense.com is about. When a woman goes for her Mammogram her hopes are pinned on the result being clear. Few women realise that their Mammogram determines another important result, one that is not routinely given to them – their level of Breast Density. “A Stronger Influencer for Breast … More Strong Influencer for Breast Cancer kept under wraps!
Beingdense.com invite you to support our October 2020 Breast Density Awareness and Education Campaign. If you’ve never heard of Breast Density, our previous Blog Posts will give you a general overview of why it’s an important feature of women’s health and connect you with some of the risk factors associated with it, particularly those relating … More BREAST DENSITY – LET’S FACE IT – October 2020
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
There has been a long running debate about Breast Density and the associated risks in terms of Breast Cancer. Beingdense.com have written about it often. We had the great privilege to co-host the first ever Irish Seminar on Mammographic Breast Density with http://www.BreastPredict.com in June 2019. I want to share a bit of the more … More Is that Clear?
It’s been a while since I have written a piece for my blog on Breast Density. I’ve been busy throughout December with Breast Cancer follow up screening and scans. December will be forever marred by the memory of those words ‘You have Breast Cancer’, but it’s the start of a new decade and it brings … More An evening with Being Dense in 2019
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?
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.
It’s been so long since I’ve had time to sit down and fill in the gaps with what Beingdense and I have been up to. I can scarcely believe my last blog post was in July. The Summer absolutely flew past. In July, I had the loveliest experience collaberating with Karin Sieger for her Cancer … More Beginnings, Endings and the Joys in between