Posts by Dense Breast Matters

A B.C. case study

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

A B.C. case study

Mi–Jung Lee is an investigative journalist and has worked for CTV News in Vancouver for 18 years. She anchors CTV News at Noon and at Five. Mi-Jung graciously spoke with us about her cancer diagnosis, what she learned about breast density and her efforts to raise awareness. When did you start having mammograms? In British Columbia, it used to be recommended that women start getting mammograms at age 40. They have since changed that to every 2 years starting at age 50, but I started at 40 and got mammograms regularly. I was conscientious about that. Please tell us about your diagnosis....

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When ‘normal’ is not ‘normal’

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

When ‘normal’ is not ‘normal’

Whew! If you’ve ever had a mammogram, you know that feeling of relief when that letter arrives in the mail saying your results are ‘normal.’ Most women exhale and then toss the letter in the garbage. But we ask, hold on! You’ve done great going for your mammogram, but you need to do one more thing for yourself: ensure the accuracy of your mammogram by finding out your breast density. Sometimes a ‘normal’ mammogram result may not be accurate, especially if you have dense breasts. If you have fatty breasts, you can be reassured: mammograms are about 98 % accurate in picking up...

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What Women in BC Should Know

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, General, Health & Wellness | 0 comments

What Women in BC Should Know

Do you know if you have dense breasts? No worries, if you don’t. When Dense Breasts Canada  surveyed 900 women across Canada, women in British Columbia knew less about their breast density than women in other provinces. Why is that? The answer is simple: unlike many other provinces, British Columbia does not share information about a woman’s breast density. When you have your mammogram, a radiologist assesses and records your breast density, but this important piece of your breast health is never told to you or your family doctor. Does it matter? Yes, it really does matter! If you have...

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