When you’ve asked about your Breast Density, what answer have you been given? This morning I was in conversation with a woman who had just been for her Mammogram. She had asked if she could have her Breast Density information and she was asked “why” followed by “we don’t do that here” Why do we … More Your Density Matters
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
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
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
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?
when patient and research combine with passion and energy … More When patient advocacy and research combine with passion and energy
Breast Density Notification will lead to earlier detection, earlier treatment and better outcomes for Women with Dense Breasts. If you look at the population that generally gets screening mammography, which is between age 40 and 74, it’s about half of all women. Breast Density cannot be determined externally, by touch or feel and has nothing … More You are not Dense but Are your Breasts?
This is not just for October Please share Nina Vincoff, MD, is chief of the Division of Breast Imaging and chief of ambulatory strategy and patient experience at Northwell Health. She has more than 18 years of experience in radiology, specializing in women’s imaging, and is an assistant professor of radiology at the Donald and Barbara … More 5 Reasons for Breast screening