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.
DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I), the most comprehensive, medically-sourced website on breast density, today announced plans for international expansion with specialized content for Europe and neighboring countries. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among European women, and about 40% of both American and European women have dense breasts. Dense breast tissue can mask cancer detection on … More Breast Density Destination Europe
FIND IT SMALL IF AT ALL EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOMES Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting over 1.5 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2015, 570,000 women died from breast cancer – that is approximately 15% … More The power of small
Education is one of the most powerful weapons of change. BREAST DENSITY education is up to us women, we must be our own advocates for change until breast screening protocols are updated to include breastdensity notification. Breast Density has been studied for decades and it has long been acknowledged globally as a significant risk factor. … More Ultrasound detects more cancers in dense breasts
BREAST DENSITY cannot be felt by touch and has nothing to do with breast size or shape. 40% of women have DENSE BREASTS. BREAST DENSITY can only be measured by Mammogram. BREAST DENSITY reporting is not mandatory in Ireland. IN IRELAND you will NOT routinely be told about your BREAST DENSITY WHY? BEINGDENSE.COM propose that … More Be Dense Aware
Nollaig na mban Shona Daoibh go leir “Nollaig na mBan,” or “Little Women’s Christmas,” is an old custom that’s still celebrated by women all over Ireland. Please share http://www.Beingdense.com with all the women you know today. 40% of women have Dense Breasts. Irish women are not currently told about the Mammographic risks associated with Breast … More
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Ladies please have a read of this and share with friends and family. As we wave goodbye to 2017 it is appropriate for Irish women to continue to share global efforts on Breast Density. With continued patient advocacy efforts, 2018 could ensure that women will be informed of ALL the information in their mammogram report. … More New Year resolution regarding your Breast Density