What Every Woman Needs to Know About Dense Breast Tissue

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In honor of International Women’s Day March 8, we’re working to spread the word about taking care of your breast health and encouraging the women in your life to do the same. We’re re-sharing this popular and very relevant post from 2014. Heather’s work continues today. 

Heather Reimer is on a mission — a mission to educate women everywhere about breast tissue type. For women with dense breasts, knowing your breast tissue type is absolutely critical, as cancers embedded in dense breast tissue are not always detectable with a mammogram alone. Dense breast tissue requires a whole breast ultrasound screening to get a complete breast health picture.

Whole Breast Ultrasound for Dense Breast Tissue

Heather knows this firsthand. She has dense breasts, and in this video she shares her story about finding breast cancer during a SonoCiné automated whole breast ultrasound screening — cancer that went undetected with her mammogram screening alone.

As a result of that experience, Heather founded Each One. Tell One. — a movement to encourage women to pass along this information to others and to prompt those with dense breast and implants to consult with their doctor to schedule a whole breast ultrasound screening.

Visit Renown online to learn more about breast health. To schedule a mammogram or SonoCiné automated whole breast ultrasound, call 775-982-8100.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Go ahead and use the word “implants” and explain that they are considered “dense breast tissue”. That is a must! This little video is waaaaay too vague. It needs a visual aid, like from the brochure, to show how a potential cancer is hard to detect on a white part of a mammogram.

    • You are absolutely right! Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. The following visual is very helpful in illustrating how some potential cancers can be hard to detect with a mammogram alone, and how a SonoCine ultrasound (in conjunction with your a mammogram) can help provide the complete picture of your breast health.

      Mammogram Vs. SonoCine

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