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
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
It is fair to say that there has been a seismic shift with regards to how we access information in relation to our health. Social media platforms have opened up channels of communication, patients have a voice and are being listened to like never before. Women in particular are no longer happy with the paternalistic … More Changing Times
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?
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
Sunday March 11th is Mother’s Day 2018. It’s a day that affords opportunity to all of us to show our appreciation and celebrate Mothers everywhere. Beingdense.com would like to give a big shout out to all the Mothers and the women who have supported and helped us to establish our Breast Density awareness initiative in … More Action On Breast Density
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
Two years ago Beingdense.com began an awareness initiative for Irish women on the subject of Breast Density. We began having read an article writren by Nancy Cappello a breast cancer survivor with dense breasts, who spearheaded the Breast Density Notification law in the State of Connecticut in 2009. To date, 30 other states have followed suit . … More Light it up, let’s talk!
“Mammogram” “survivor” “cancer” familiar words to most of us. “Breast Density”, is a less familiar term that connects all these words. Women need to know about it, so please, please share. High Blood pressure or high Cholesterol can go unseen but when discovered, will usually prompt an immediate response from your medical team. If not monitored or … More Breast Density, an omission in current Breast screening reporting.