Diagnosed at age 53
Every woman should have the information they need to make informed choices about their breast health. My mother had breast cancer at 55 and my aunt died from breast cancer after diagnosis at age 40. Due to my family history and because I have dense breasts, I opted for additional screening after my mammogram; as a radiologist, I know the limitations of mammography in dense breasts. After a “normal” mammogram and tomosynthesis, I had screening MRI that detected an early stage breast cancer. I want every woman to have the necessary information to make informed choices about screening and whether or not mammography alone is sufficient. I have co-developed an educational website, www.DenseBreast-info.org to provide such information.