Dear Minister for Health-reply on #breastdensity

This is a recent response from the Office of the Minister for Health, Simon Harris. The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D., has asked me to thank you for your recent letter concerning breast cancer, and specifically the issue of breast density. BreastCheck, the National Breast Screening Programme, operates in line with screening protocols which … More Dear Minister for Health-reply on #breastdensity

Daily Mail-Breast Density is Breast Cancer risk

Women are being kept in the dark over the most important clue as to whether they will get breast cancer, leading doctors warned last night. Breast density is a much more important risk factor even than family history for most people, they say. Among younger women, four in ten cases of breast cancer can be blamed … More Daily Mail-Breast Density is Breast Cancer risk

Japanese women now in the know about being dense

American and Japanese breast radiologists are on record to say they cannot see clearly through mammographic Breast Density. Women with dense breasts, in these countries, are informed accordingly and are advised to avail of supplementary breast screening like Ultrasound or MRI. How do American and Japanese women differ from Irish women? Irish women are NOT … More Japanese women now in the know about being dense

Just say what you see – it is that simple 👭

Extension of screening services is a very welcome initiative in the new 10 yr Cancer Strategy announced today. BreastCheck the National breast screening service currently offer women over 50 a free mammogram every 2 years. Unfortunately that offer does not extend to giving these women access to all the information from their mammogram report. Breast … More Just say what you see – it is that simple 👭

Call for Irish breast screening to include breast density levels

Breast Density is a globally recognised breast cancer risk factor. Why are Irish women not told this at mammography screening? Why is this information withheld? Breast density notification should be mandatory at mammography screening – this utube clip explains why. Irish breast screening protocols must be re-examined.  What are we waiting for ?