For 6 years we’ve been sharing the Story of A Woman whose Breast Cancer was missed on her Mammograms over multiple years and on several consecutive Screening Mammograms We know of course that it’s not just the story ofONE WOMAN but it is in fact the story of HUNDREDS of Women We’re asking you AGAIN … More One Woman not Just One Story
EU Recommendations “All Mammography facilities should inform women of their individual Category of Breast Density” #EUSOBI March 2022 … More Ask about your Density
I’m currently away on a Family Holiday and much needed recuperation after my Prophylactic Mastectomy and other health complications. Yesterday The Health Service Executive issued a Publication in relation to Breast Cancer Risk Factors. I’ve been asked to comment, but this week is not the time for me to do major work on this. I … More HSE Publication Acknowledges Breast Density as a Risk Factor in Breast Cancer Screening
Beingdense.com was established in 2016. It’s an Educational and Awareness Site designed to let women know about Breast Density. Most of you reading this will know Beingdense.com from the Blog posts and Social Media up dates I frequently post on Twitter and Facebook. Why is it important? Recently we designed a Request Form to assist … More More than a Mammogram
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