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!
If it was something that couldn’t be seen, I would find it easier to understand and to accept. It is however, Clearly Visible. The problem arises when a woman goes for her screening mammogram. Her radiologist can see if the woman has extremely Dense Breasts. Sometimes so Dense in fact, that it is impossible to … More Visibility Malfunction
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
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
when patient and research combine with passion and energy … More When patient advocacy and research combine with passion and energy
If something happens by a Twist of Fate, it happens by chance and it is strange, interesting, or unfortunate in some way. How often have we heard someone say, if only I had known I would have done something about it…..how often have you said it yourself? If I had been told I had Dense … More It’s not a Twist of Fate Dense Breasts are a Breast Cancer Risk Factor