Breast Cancer the Epidemic of our Century

  I have just read a wonderful article from Professor Jack Cuzick. In it he writes about personalised screening and biological signposts. He refers to Breast Cancer as the Epidemic of our Century. As most of you will know I began http://www.beingdense.com at the start of 2016 following my own diagnosis of Breast Cancer the previous … More Breast Cancer the Epidemic of our Century

You are not Dense but Are your Breasts?

Breast Density Notification will lead to earlier detection, earlier treatment and better outcomes for Women with Dense Breasts. If you look at the population that generally gets screening mammography, which is between age 40 and 74, it’s about half of all women. Breast Density cannot be determined externally, by touch or feel and has nothing … More You are not Dense but Are your Breasts?

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

A Whiter Shade of Pale

Behind every girl’s favourite song lies an untold story…….. The songs we love become woven into a neural tapestry entwined with the people, seasons, experiences and locations throughout our lifespan. This morning, I was standing in the kitchen when I heard the song ‘Whiter Shade of Pale’ by Procal Harum I hadn’t heard this in years. … More A Whiter Shade of Pale

“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

Be Smart about Being Dense

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

Breast Density conversation Down Under

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