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
Anyone familiar with http://www.beingdense.com will know that I am a Patient Advocate based in Ireland. I am very vocal about Breast Density and the lack of routine information that is provided to women when their Screening Mammogram identifies that they have Dense Breasts. My path to Patient Advocacy was brought about and paved with a … More Be the change you wish to see in the world
We are midway through October 2018, Breast Cancer Awareness month and I realised today that it will be 3 yrs in December since I heard the words, you have Breast Cancer. In those 3 years I have learned a good deal about Breast Cancer and in particular a little known or spoken about risk factor … More What I have learned about Being Dense
“Mammogram” “survivor” “cancer” familiar words to most of us. “Breast Density”, is a less familiar term that connects all these words. Women need to know about it, so please, please share. High Blood pressure or high Cholesterol can go unseen but when discovered, will usually prompt an immediate response from your medical team. If not monitored or … More Breast Density, an omission in current Breast screening reporting.
DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I), the most comprehensive, medically-sourced website on breast density, today announced plans for international expansion with specialized content for Europe and neighboring countries. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among European women, and about 40% of both American and European women have dense breasts. Dense breast tissue can mask cancer detection on … More Breast Density Destination Europe
Breast Density may be leading risk factor for Breast Cancer – Reuters Health Researchers examined data on more than 18,000 women with breast malignancies and 184,000 women the same age without breast cancer. They found breast density appeared to be the biggest indicator of cancer risk, even more than other common risk factors like family … More Your Breast Density – your Destiny, know it.
Being Dense is delighted to start out on January 1st 2018 with 400 followers on Twitter. Please join us too on Twitter and help with our #2018Goals @BreastDense 👭 Pass it on…… #IrishWomenNeedToKnow #BeDenseAware http://www.Beingdense.com
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
Please watch the film in the link below and then share this with friends and family today. Most women don’t know what Breast Density is and 40% of women have Dense Breasts. Mammograms are an important screening tool in the fight against breast cancer, but did you know that having dense breasts is one of … More Breast Density Risk Awareness
UNDERSTANDING THE FOUR STAGES OF CANCER Stage 3 usually means the cancer is larger. It may have started to spread into surrounding tissues and there are cancer cells in the lymph nodes in the area. Stage 4 means the cancer has spread from where it started to another body organ. This is also called secondary … More OURS TO HAVE AND OURS TO HOLD