How My 3D Mammogram Missed a Mass So Large I Could Feel It.

I was 50 years old at the time of diagnosis and had had yearly mammograms since the age of 40. Each year, when I got my test results, there would be a notice on the bottom of the report alerting me that I had “dense breast”. I therefore chose to have my testing done at a facility that offered 3D mammograms, thinking it would provide more accuracy. In the spring of 2014, I had a breast cancer scare. They thought they saw a small mass and asked me to come back in for a few more pictures. After taking the additional pictures on the 3D mammogram, I was told it was nothing, just some dense tissue. I was so relieved and was happy to be told I did not need additional testing. Two and a half y

What to do if you receive a breast density notification

What do you do if you have dense breast tissue? First, take a deep breath, you’ve got this! Start asking questions and taking notes. You can ask the radiologist at your mammogram appointment if you have dense breast tissue. If your radiologist doesn’t notify you the day of your mammogram or isn’t available to answer, ask if you can make an appointment to discuss with them or with your physician to discuss the results of your mammogram. Next, be sure to obtain a copy of your mammogram report. Look for your BI-RAD rating. If you have dense breast tissue, there should be a BI-RAD rating, it should state if your density is moderate, very dense or extremely dense. You can learn more about BI-RADS

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The results are in and the conclusion is this: Community is non-negotiable. Last month we sent out a survey to women facing cancer a Cancer Support Workshops and Needs Assessment Survey. 100% of the women who responded said having a community of women to support them was valuable to their healing and wellbeing. I'm sure this comes as no surprise, but many of these same women report feelings of loneliness and isolation even long after treatments have ended, not knowing what's next or where to start reshaping their lives. Because of your support and with great enthusiasm from the community I’m so excited to make it official and announce that The Re-Treatment and Warrioress Workshops and Suppor

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