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!
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
Breast Density is a recognised major breast cancer risk factor. Several countries have established advocacies to inform women of their risk of having Dense Breasts. There are also a number of Radiology Experts and Research Scientists who have endorsed the need for Breast Density education, additional breast screening and notification protocols. http://www.beingdense.com advocates for Density … More Be Smart about Being Dense
Discover why women in Ireland must be made aware of their Breast Density and the associated risk linked to Breast Cancer. It’s important to know why women need to know. It’s critical then to act accordingly to ensure that women are informed. Beingdense.com would hope that in 2020 an open, nuanced and evidence-based societal discussion … More Breast Density – A 2020 Discussion
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
Breast Density may be leading risk factor for Breast Cancer – Reuters Health Researchers examined data on more than 18,000 women with breast malignancies and 184,000 women the same age without breast cancer. They found breast density appeared to be the biggest indicator of cancer risk, even more than other common risk factors like family … More Your Breast Density – your Destiny, know it.
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
Witholding personal information regarding a woman’s health from her is not in her best interests. Radiologists reading our mammograms can determine if we have Dense Breasts. Breast Density is the single most important predictor of the failure of mammography to detect cancer. A small tumour would appear white on your Mammogram and Dense Breast tissue … More Japan is Being Dense aware