Keen to know more about breast density but don't want to wade through a bunch of technical papers? Well, we have the solution! This lecture by INFORMD member A/Prof Wendy Ingman, from the University of Adelaide, covers pretty much everything you want to know about breast density - what it is, what is the association with cancer, why it hides cancers on a mammogram, and the current Australian position on breast density.
The lecture was made for McGrath Breast Care Nurses and is part of a series of lectures on the McGrath Foundation eLearning platform which has received CPD accreditation from the Australian College of Nursing. The McGrath Foundation have kindly agreed to let InforMD share the lecture online so anyone wanting to learn about breast density can do so from the comfort of their own home. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy!
Please be aware that since the lecture was filmed in May 2017, there have been some changes to the BreastScreen WA information on breast density. The updated information for women can be found here, and the updated information for GPs can be found here. A significant change is the addition of the following statement to the information for GPs regarding supplementary screening for women with dense breasts "Women at intermediate risk of breast cancer due to a family history, a personal history of breast cancer, or other risk factors including premalignant lesions such as lobular neoplasia may benefit from regular supplemental whole breast ultrasound."