Dense breasts make it harder to see cancer

Dense breasts make it harder for radiologists viewing your mammogram to spot cancer because dense breast tissue shows up as white and so does a cancerous tumour.

Mammograms are a highly effective tool for women with fatty breasts (Category A), but mammograms alone are not enough for women with dense breasts (Category C and D). If you have dense breasts, you may want to discuss additional screening, such as ultrasound with your doctor. For more information click here to check out our GET INFORMED PAGE. You are your own best advocate and their are steps you can take to be proactive, Early detection is key to improved survival rates, less aggressive surgery and less aggressive treatment. Until there’s a cure, let’s find it small. 

 

 

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Dense Breasts Canada is launching #TellMe  Breast density notification should be a reality for all women in every province.

Most  Canadian women don’t know if they have dense breasts because they haven’t been told!

Even if family doctors receive breast density information in the mammogram report, not all doctors relay the information to the patient. Most women are kept in the dark about their density.

Province by province, Dense Breasts Canada is advocating for density notification. All women have a right to know their breast density and make informed healthcare decisions. Learn how you can make a difference.

“A woman’s postal code should not determine whether breast cancer is found early.”

Breast Density on Global Edmonton Health Matters

Dr. Paula Gordon: Why Density Matters