What Women Should Know About Breast Density

Thermography Clinic Ireland wishes to educate women about the risks and screening challenges of dense breast tissue and its impact on missed, delayed and advanced stage breast cancer to reduce advanced disease and mortality.

“It just might be the greatest cancer risk you’ve never heard of.”

Five facts about dense breast tissue

  • 40% of women have dense breast tissue
  • Breast density is one of the strongest predictors of the failure of mammography to detect cancer
  • Mammography misses every other cancer in dense breasts
  • Breast density is a well-established predictor of breast cancer risk
  • High breast density is a greater risk factor than having two first degree relatives with breast cancer

The vast majority of women are unaware of the density of their breasts.

  1. 95% of women do not know their breast density.
  2. Less than one in 10 women learn about their dense breast tissue from their doctors.

The sensitivity of Thermography is not affected by breast density, making Breast Thermography an ideal assessment tool.

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