We are midway through October 2018, Breast Cancer Awareness month and I realised today that it will be 3 yrs in December since I heard the words, you have Breast Cancer. In those 3 years I have learned a good deal about Breast Cancer and in particular a little known or spoken about risk factor … More What I have learned about Being Dense
I have just read a wonderful article from Professor Jack Cuzick. In it he writes about personalised screening and biological signposts. He refers to Breast Cancer as the Epidemic of our Century. As most of you will know I began http://www.beingdense.com at the start of 2016 following my own diagnosis of Breast Cancer the previous … More Breast Cancer the Epidemic of our Century
It is fair to say that there has been a seismic shift with regards to how we access information in relation to our health. Social media platforms have opened up channels of communication, patients have a voice and are being listened to like never before. Women in particular are no longer happy with the paternalistic … More Changing Times
Dealing with a Cancer diagnosis is without doubt one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. The word Cancer has always had the power to strike fear into us and when you hear it applied to yourself for the first time it sets off a chain reaction of feelings from uncertainty to anxiety, … More Finding it Small Matters
Breast Density Notification will lead to earlier detection, earlier treatment and better outcomes for Women with Dense Breasts. If you look at the population that generally gets screening mammography, which is between age 40 and 74, it’s about half of all women. Breast Density cannot be determined externally, by touch or feel and has nothing … More You are not Dense but Are your Breasts?
While http://www.Beingdense.com continues to advocate for Irish Density inform protocols, we continue with our Global updates and information in relation to Breast Density. Radiological Society of North America RSNA Press Release Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age Released: December 3, 2013 Dr Nick Perry Areas of interest Mammography, breast … More Being Dense under the spotlight
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
“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.
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
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH WOMEN EVERYWHERE 👭 http://www.beingdense.com is part of a Global effort which is reaching out and communicating to women worldwide on the risks association between Breast Density and Breast Cancer. Being Dense advocates for Irish Women and seeks endorsement for Breast Density inform policy If you have Dense breasts you need to … More Global advocacy strives for Breast Density notification