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

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

Let’s have the information 👭👭👭

Minister for Health cancerstrategy17 Dear Minister Simon Harris, Please give Irish women access to their breast density levels. This information can be included in our BreastCheck mammogram result notification letters. It is a simple request, just tell us what our mammogram sees. Written answer from Minister for Health, Simon Harris Awareness is key and Irish women … More Let’s have the information 👭👭👭

Just say what you see – it is that simple 👭

Extension of screening services is a very welcome initiative in the new 10 yr Cancer Strategy announced today. BreastCheck the National breast screening service currently offer women over 50 a free mammogram every 2 years. Unfortunately that offer does not extend to giving these women access to all the information from their mammogram report. Breast … More Just say what you see – it is that simple 👭