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
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
This week I am delighted to give a heads up on a new October Breast Cancer Awareness initiative. When I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in December 2015, I had no idea that there were many different types of the disease. I received advanced word of my Dx by phone, at work (not ideal I … More Putting A Face To Lobular Breast Cancer
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.
Breast Density an independent risk factor for Breast Cancer. Early detection. The World Health Organisation (WHO) position paper on Mammography Screening WHO position paper on mammography screening [pdf 584kb] Overview Every year, breast cancer kills more than 500,000 women around the world. In resource-poor settings, a majority of women with breast cancer are diagnosed at … More Your Density Matters
It’s been a while since I have written a piece for my blog on Breast Density. I’ve been busy throughout December with Breast Cancer follow up screening and scans. December will be forever marred by the memory of those words ‘You have Breast Cancer’, but it’s the start of a new decade and it brings … More An evening with Being Dense in 2019
Why wait – be proactive now. “Mammography should be individually adapted” Question your Radiologist, Breast Screening Practitioner at your next Mammogram, don’t even wait until then, ask your GP – Look them square in the eye and ask “If you saw your wife’s, sister’s daughter’s or Mother’s Mammogram showed she had Dense Breasts, would you … More Women’s Health paternalistic attitudes persist.
It’s been a week of ups, no downs, there have been lots of lovely mindful moments sprinkled everywhere, mainly reminders of my past. The week seems to have been full of good karma. On Monday, I set out to visit all the major Hospital Breast Cancer screening and diagnostic centres and Breast Clinics in Dublin.The … More Serendipity Day