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
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?
Beingdense.com invite you to support our October 2020 Breast Density Awareness and Education Campaign. If you’ve never heard of Breast Density, our previous Blog Posts will give you a general overview of why it’s an important feature of women’s health and connect you with some of the risk factors associated with it, particularly those relating … More BREAST DENSITY – LET’S FACE IT – October 2020
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
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?
Beingdense.com is part of a global advocacy effort to elevate awareness and education for women with Dense Breasts. Breast Density is an independent risk factor for Breast Cancer Women who participate in Breast Cancer Screening are not told when their Screening Mammogram determines that they have Dense Breasts Breast Density can ‘obscure’ sizeable tumours resulting … More Seeing is believing – Say what you see and Tell Women.
Breast Density an independent risk factor for Breast Cancer. Early detection. The World Health Organisation (WHO) position paper on Mammography Screening WHO position paper on mammography screening [pdf 584kb] Overview Every year, breast cancer kills more than 500,000 women around the world. In resource-poor settings, a majority of women with breast cancer are diagnosed at … More Your Density Matters
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
It is fair to say that there has been a seismic shift with regards to how we access information in relation to our health. Social media platforms have opened up channels of communication, patients have a voice and are being listened to like never before. Women in particular are no longer happy with the paternalistic … More Changing Times
Dealing with a Cancer diagnosis is without doubt one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. The word Cancer has always had the power to strike fear into us and when you hear it applied to yourself for the first time it sets off a chain reaction of feelings from uncertainty to anxiety, … More Finding it Small Matters