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 m
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 m
Our Programs Are Expanding, Our mission Remains The Same
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