I’m currently away on a Family Holiday and much needed recuperation after my Prophylactic Mastectomy and other health complications. Yesterday The Health Service Executive issued a Publication in relation to Breast Cancer Risk Factors. I’ve been asked to comment, but this week is not the time for me to do major work on this. I … More HSE Publication Acknowledges Breast Density as a Risk Factor in Breast Cancer Screening
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
There has been exciting news circulating this week in relation to Standardisation of Breast Density inform policies for women in the US. Screening programs and centres that provide mammograms to screen for breast cancer will have to tell women whether they have dense breast tissue, which can increase the risk of cancer and mask tumors, … More Not just for Mums
Breast Density cannot be felt by touch or self exam. Breast Density can only be assessed and measured by Mammogram. Your radiologist should inform your Dr if you have Dense Breasts, this however is not always passed on to patients. If you have Dense Breasts you need to know. If you have high Breast Density … More DENSE TISSUE -DOUBLE WHAMMY
Breast Density is now one of the strongest predictors of the failure of screening mammography to detect breast. … More You are not Dense but are your Breasts?
Perhaps breast density information reporting is an issue that BREAST-PREDICT may look into.
What about the risk factor……. It may be a cost factor, but Breast Density is now globally recognised as an independent risk factor for breast cancer and is now also associated with the development of contralateral and Interval breast cancers. We are worth the cost, ask any woman. Please share this post with your sisters, … More Breast density – the cost factor