This information should be routinely reported, in the same way we are notified about our Bloods, Blood Pressure, Bone Density and many other crucial health issues.
When you’ve asked about your Breast Density, what answer have you been given? This morning I was in conversation with a woman who had just been for her Mammogram. She had asked if she could have her Breast Density information and she was asked “why” followed by “we don’t do that here” Why do we … More Your Density Matters
Sometimes I wake up and think to myself how did I ever end up here. Now, I’m not talking about – how did I ever get Breast Cancer because let’s face it, that can happen to any of us. No, I’m talking about how did I ever end up so deeply and passionately involved with … More Crossing the Bridge
Be smart about Being Dense because #YourDensityMatters … More Being Dense leads Irish Advocacy
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 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
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
If it was something that couldn’t be seen, I would find it easier to understand and to accept. It is however, Clearly Visible. The problem arises when a woman goes for her screening mammogram. Her radiologist can see if the woman has extremely Dense Breasts. Sometimes so Dense in fact, that it is impossible to … More Visibility Malfunction
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