Tell the candidates running for Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador that you have a right to know your breast density!
NL health authorities don’t notify women when a radiologist determines from a mammogram that they have dense breasts.
Physicians of women with over 75% dense breast tissue are notified that their patient has high density. Those women are asked to return after one year for a mammogram but may or may not be told why. Women in the 50-75% category and not told they have dense breasts because this information is not even recorded! Mammograms miss 50% of cancers in the most dense breasts.
Why aren’t women being alerted to one of the biggest risk factors for breast cancer? It’s akin to not telling us that we have high blood pressure that could cause a heart attack. How can we mitigate a risk we know nothing about?
Please help me change this!
Tell your elected officials you want breast cancer screening programs to notify you about your breast density and what that means! All women should be notified about their breast density and given information about the four categories of density and why it’s important to know about it.
In less than a minute, here’s how you can make a difference. Tell the three candidates running for Premier of NL that women have a right to know their breast density:
- Take a selfie or use any picture of yourself.
- Post it on Twitter and/or Facebook and
tag the party leaders:
Liberal Leader Dwight Ball: Twitter: @DwightBallNL Facebook: @premierofnl @nlliberals
- PC Leader Ches Crosbie: Twitter: @chescrosbie Facebook: @PCPartyNL @ChesCrosbiePC
NDP Leader Alison Coffin: Twitter: @AlisonCoffinNDP Facebook: @NLNDP
- Use the hashtags #TellMe or #DisMoi
- Share on your social media, tag your local election candidates and tag me on Twitter (@Kaufield) and Facebook (@BreastdensitymattersNB).
- Ask your friends and family to do the same. There’s power in numbers! Let’s make our voices heard – and our faces visible! – during the 2019 NL election campaign! Alerting women about their breast density will help save lives!