There has been exciting news circulating this week in relation to Standardisation of Breast Density inform policies for women in the US. Screening programs and centres that provide mammograms to screen for breast cancer will have to tell women whether they have dense breast tissue, which can increase the risk of cancer and mask tumors, … More Not just for Mums
While http://www.Beingdense.com continues to advocate for Irish Density inform protocols, we continue with our Global updates and information in relation to Breast Density. Radiological Society of North America RSNA Press Release Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age Released: December 3, 2013 Dr Nick Perry Areas of interest Mammography, breast … More Being Dense under the spotlight
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.
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 cannot be felt by touch and has nothing to do with breast size or shape. 40% of women have DENSE BREASTS. BREAST DENSITY can only be measured by Mammogram. BREAST DENSITY reporting is not mandatory in Ireland. IN IRELAND you will NOT routinely be told about your BREAST DENSITY WHY? BEINGDENSE.COM propose that … More Be Dense Aware
Ladies please have a read of this and share with friends and family. As we wave goodbye to 2017 it is appropriate for Irish women to continue to share global efforts on Breast Density. With continued patient advocacy efforts, 2018 could ensure that women will be informed of ALL the information in their mammogram report. … More New Year resolution regarding your Breast Density
👭 PLEASE read and SHARE this with other women, Mums-daughters-friends-cousins-aunties-work colleagues-Mother-in-laws Women do need to know. Enjoy your October Wknd. BREAST DENSITY is an Independent Risk factor for Developing Breast Cancer. 40% of women have dense breasts and don’t know 👭👭 A One size Fits All policy doesn’t work for Screening Women with Dense Breasts … More A one size fits all policy – not with #Breastdensity