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
While http://www.Beingdense.com continues to advocate for Irish Density inform protocols, we continue with our Global updates and information in relation to Breast Density. Radiological Society of North America RSNA Press Release Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age Released: December 3, 2013 Dr Nick Perry Areas of interest Mammography, breast … More Being Dense under the spotlight
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
Witholding personal information regarding a woman’s health from her is not in her best interests. Radiologists reading our mammograms can determine if we have Dense Breasts. Breast Density is the single most important predictor of the failure of mammography to detect cancer. A small tumour would appear white on your Mammogram and Dense Breast tissue … More Japan is Being Dense aware