This information should be routinely reported, in the same way we are notified about our Bloods, Blood Pressure, Bone Density and many other crucial health issues.
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?
I would like to introduce you to Gail Zeamer, a wonderful Patient Advocate that I have long admired from afar. Gail and I have never met, she lives in Wisconsin but we share a passion for Breast Density Advocacy. We also share a similarly delayed Breast Cancer diagnosis which was definitely the catalyst for each … More A View From The Eye of The Storm
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
If it was something that couldn’t be seen, I would find it easier to understand and to accept. It is however, Clearly Visible. The problem arises when a woman goes for her screening mammogram. Her radiologist can see if the woman has extremely Dense Breasts. Sometimes so Dense in fact, that it is impossible to … More Visibility Malfunction
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
The first time I saw the words BREAST DENSITY I was sitting in a local hairdressers. I remember it so well because that same week I had been diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer. It was a few days before Christmas 2015 and I was already poignantly aware of what the New Year held in … More An Entirely Different Story
If something happens by a Twist of Fate, it happens by chance and it is strange, interesting, or unfortunate in some way. How often have we heard someone say, if only I had known I would have done something about it…..how often have you said it yourself? If I had been told I had Dense … More It’s not a Twist of Fate Dense Breasts are a Breast Cancer Risk Factor