This week a good friend asked me why I continue to engage with and tell my story. “Is it not a constant reminder of what happened, does it not bring up bad memories and feelings?” We chatted away about it for some time. I thought about it for quite some time after too. It would be … More A Vested Interest
This week women all over Ireland, myself included, welcomed the return of our Breast Cancer Screening Program, which had been suspended since March due to Covid. We urge ALL women to take up the offer of a Free BreastCheck Screening Mammogram, it is so important that you do. Is YOUR Free Mammogram enough? The answer … More Your ‘Free’ Mammogram is it enough?
I would love you all to share this post with as many women as you can – please. 70% of women have never heard of Breast Density. 40% of women have Dense Breasts. Breast Density is an independent risk factor for developing Breast Cancer. Breast Density lowers the reliability of a woman’s Mammogram, a white … More I Am Dense but not Naive
I use Social Media a lot. I have found it a wonderful way to share information about Patient Advocacy. I try to ensure that I share evidence based information at all times. Today during a short exchange on a FB chat, it was suggested that Breast Density Advocacy might be scaremongering. I can assure you … More I Am Dense
Beingdense.com invite you to support our October 2020 Breast Density Awareness and Education Campaign. If you’ve never heard of Breast Density, our previous Blog Posts will give you a general overview of why it’s an important feature of women’s health and connect you with some of the risk factors associated with it, particularly those relating … More BREAST DENSITY – LET’S FACE IT – October 2020
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
Your Breast Density Matters http://www.Beingdense.com is an Irish Patient Advocacy established by Lobular Breast Cancer patient, Siobhán Freeney who lives in County Wexford on the East coast of Ireland. Improved screening methods for women with dense breasts are needed because of their increased risk of breast cancer and of failed early diagnosis by screening mammography. https://beingdense.com/2020/07/10/be-the-change-you-wish-to-see-in-the-world/ … More Women’s Health Imaging
The first time I saw the words BREAST DENSITY I was sitting in a local hairdressers. I remember it so well because that same week I had been diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer. It was a few days before Christmas 2015 and I was already poignantly aware of what the New Year held in … More An Entirely Different Story
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.
It has taken a few years but I can confidently say, I am a Patient Advocate. This year has presented many opportunities and I am grateful to so many people and organisations for supporting our Breast Density patient advocacy http://www.Beingdense.com On Monday 10th June we will co-host the first Irish Public seminar to focus specifically … More Patient to Patient Advocate