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
“EUSOBI thus calls on all providers of mammography screening to share density information with the women being screened.”
… More Radiology Partners urged to adopt European Recommendations in Breast Screening 🇪🇺
This is moving in the right direction and it’s great to share with you all – although it’s not enough – it’s a start and recognition of the fact that Breast Density affects the reliability of Screening Mammograms Important to know that there’s NEW EUROPEAN GUIDELINES on Breast Cancer Screening UPDATE from The 🇪🇺 European … More Update to European Guidelines for Breast Screening
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