Sometimes I wake up and think to myself how did I ever end up here. Now, I’m not talking about – how did I ever get Breast Cancer because let’s face it, that can happen to any of us. No, I’m talking about how did I ever end up so deeply and passionately involved with … More Crossing the Bridge
Be smart about Being Dense because #YourDensityMatters … More Being Dense leads Irish Advocacy
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
This week women all over Ireland, myself included, welcomed the return of our Breast Cancer Screening Program, which had been suspended since March due to Covid. We urge ALL women to take up the offer of a Free BreastCheck Screening Mammogram, it is so important that you do. Is YOUR Free Mammogram enough? The answer … More Your ‘Free’ Mammogram is it enough?
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
There has been a long running debate about Breast Density and the associated risks in terms of Breast Cancer. Beingdense.com have written about it often. We had the great privilege to co-host the first ever Irish Seminar on Mammographic Breast Density with http://www.BreastPredict.com in June 2019. I want to share a bit of the more … More Is that Clear?
It’s been a while since I have written a piece for my blog on Breast Density. I’ve been busy throughout December with Breast Cancer follow up screening and scans. December will be forever marred by the memory of those words ‘You have Breast Cancer’, but it’s the start of a new decade and it brings … More An evening with Being Dense in 2019
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?
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.
It’s been a week of ups, no downs, there have been lots of lovely mindful moments sprinkled everywhere, mainly reminders of my past. The week seems to have been full of good karma. On Monday, I set out to visit all the major Hospital Breast Cancer screening and diagnostic centres and Breast Clinics in Dublin.The … More Serendipity Day