I would like to introduce you to Gail Zeamer, a wonderful Patient Advocate that I have long admired from afar. Gail and I have never met, she lives in Wisconsin but we share a passion for Breast Density Advocacy. We also share a similarly delayed Breast Cancer diagnosis which was definitely the catalyst for each … More A View From The Eye of The Storm
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
Beingdense.com is part of a global advocacy effort to elevate awareness and education for women with Dense Breasts. Breast Density is an independent risk factor for Breast Cancer Women who participate in Breast Cancer Screening are not told when their Screening Mammogram determines that they have Dense Breasts Breast Density can ‘obscure’ sizeable tumours resulting … More Seeing is believing – Say what you see and Tell Women.
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?
Beingdense.com is delighted to share news on a Breast Density Seminar to be held in Dublin on Monday June 10th @ 5.00pm. Breast Density has been a frequent discussion point in news and social media and has been written about extensively in Breast Cancer Medical Journals and Publications. Recently UCD Dublin http://www.breastpredict.ie hosted Prof Jack … More Be Smart About Being Dense
We are midway through October 2018, Breast Cancer Awareness month and I realised today that it will be 3 yrs in December since I heard the words, you have Breast Cancer. In those 3 years I have learned a good deal about Breast Cancer and in particular a little known or spoken about risk factor … More What I have learned about Being Dense
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
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
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