There has been exciting news circulating this week in relation to Standardisation of Breast Density inform policies for women in the US. Screening programs and centres that provide mammograms to screen for breast cancer will have to tell women whether they have dense breast tissue, which can increase the risk of cancer and mask tumors, … More Not just for Mums
Mammography has been the accepted ‘Gold Standard’ when it comes to breast cancer screening. There is growing acknowledgement however, among researchers, that Breast Density affects the sensitivity of Mammograms. Decades of research supports this and there is mounting global discussion as to why Breast Density is not being reported to women. 40% of women in the … More Tests miss cancer risk in dense breast tissue
“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.
FIND IT SMALL IF AT ALL EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOMES Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting over 1.5 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2015, 570,000 women died from breast cancer – that is approximately 15% … More The power of small
Education is one of the most powerful weapons of change. BREAST DENSITY education is up to us women, we must be our own advocates for change until breast screening protocols are updated to include breastdensity notification. Breast Density has been studied for decades and it has long been acknowledged globally as a significant risk factor. … More Ultrasound detects more cancers in dense breasts
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