A Vested Interest

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

Women’s Health Imaging

Your Breast Density Matters http://www.Beingdense.com is an Irish Patient Advocacy established by Lobular Breast Cancer patient, Siobhán Freeney who lives in County Wexford on the East coast of Ireland. Improved screening methods for women with dense breasts are needed because of their increased risk of breast cancer and of failed early diagnosis by screening mammography. https://beingdense.com/2020/07/10/be-the-change-you-wish-to-see-in-the-world/More Women’s Health Imaging

Your Density Matters

Breast Density an independent risk factor for Breast Cancer. Early detection. The World Health Organisation (WHO) position paper on Mammography Screening WHO position paper on mammography screening [pdf 584kb] Overview Every year, breast cancer kills more than 500,000 women around the world. In resource-poor settings, a majority of women with breast cancer are diagnosed at … More Your Density Matters

Mammographic Breast Density – are you Dense?

Women in Ireland are NOT routinely told about their Breast Density. http://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-advances-landmark-policy-changes-modernize-mammography-services-and-improve-their-quality Among the proposed amendments to improve communication and medical decision making is the addition of breast density information to the mammography lay summary letter provided to patients and to the medical report provided to their referring health care professionals. Mammograms of dense breasts—breasts … More Mammographic Breast Density – are you Dense?

Women’s Health paternalistic attitudes persist.

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.