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
If it was something that couldn’t be seen, I would find it easier to understand and to accept. It is however, Clearly Visible. The problem arises when a woman goes for her screening mammogram. Her radiologist can see if the woman has extremely Dense Breasts. Sometimes so Dense in fact, that it is impossible to … More Visibility Malfunction
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.
This is a recent response from the Office of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D., has asked me to thank you for your recent letter concerning breast cancer, and specifically the issue of breast density. BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme, operates in line with screening protocols which … More Dear Minister for Health-reply on #breastdensity
READ ONE – SHARE TWO Read one share TWO this weekend. PLEASE tag TWO women friends, relatives or colleagues and ask them to like and share on FB 👭👭 Smart women know about Being Dense spread the word #breastdensity (.) (.) Breast Density does not discriminate 👭 40% of women have dense breast tissue, many do … More Being dense is not ok – smart women know
Nancy Cappello, breast cancer survivor and founder of areyoudense.com advocacy talks to the Huffington Post about breast cancer screening and the lesser known implications of mammogram “As a consumer of mammography for my one ‘good’ breast, my desire is to replace the antiquated term ‘mammography screening’ with breast cancer screening, as we screen for breast … More Hidden harm of mammography
Know your Breast Density level and access appropriate breast screening accordingly … More Women empowering Women 👭👭👭👭
Early detection means less invasive treatment options. Check out @BreastAdvocate’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/BreastAdvocate/status/779744720411037696?s=09 Be breast aware
Breast Density is a globally recognised breast cancer risk factor. Why are Irish women not told this at mammography screening? Why is this information withheld? Breast density notification should be mandatory at mammography screening – this utube clip explains why. Irish breast screening protocols must be re-examined. What are we waiting for ?
This is another read one share one, please share with at least one other woman. Please read this and then share it with at least one other woman in your life 🍋🍋 If you have had a mammogram in your 20s -30s or 40s it is likely to have been carried out in a … More Make sure your mammogram follows you. Read and share 🍋🍋