Update to European Guidelines for Breast Screening

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

In your Breast Interests

I started Breast Screening in my 40s. There’s no history of Breast Cancer in my family.  When I turned 50 I was advised to register with BreastCheck the National Breast Cancer Screening service.  I never missed an appointment.  I was never recalled by BreastCheck for additional screening and all my Mammograms were reported clear. I … More In your Breast Interests

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.

Not just for Mums

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

Being Dense under the spotlight

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

“Like looking for a snow ball in a snow storm”

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”

Tests miss cancer risk in dense breast tissue

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

Breast Density, an omission in current Breast screening reporting.

“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.