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
“EUSOBI thus calls on all providers of mammography screening to share density information with the women being screened.”
… More Radiology Partners urged to adopt European Recommendations in Breast Screening 🇪🇺
This is moving in the right direction and it’s great to share with you all – although it’s not enough – it’s a start and recognition of the fact that Breast Density affects the reliability of Screening Mammograms Important to know that there’s NEW EUROPEAN GUIDELINES on Breast Cancer Screening UPDATE from The 🇪🇺 European … More Update to European Guidelines for Breast Screening
Building awareness and influencing change is what http://www.Beingdense.com is about. When a woman goes for her Mammogram her hopes are pinned on the result being clear. Few women realise that their Mammogram determines another important result, one that is not routinely given to them – their level of Breast Density. “A Stronger Influencer for Breast … More Strong Influencer for Breast Cancer kept under wraps!
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
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
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
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
you’re not Dense but are you’re breasts? … More You’re not Dense but are your breasts?
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. Breast Density … More Breast Cancer the Epidemic of our Century