Reprinted from Asheville Citizen TImes, May 3, 2014
Question for the ladies — do you know how dense your breasts are? It’s a question you’ve likely never heard before. But I hope it will soon be as common and easy for women to answer as ‘do you know your blood pressure? I didn’t know my breast density either, until six months ago.
That’s when I found out I have breast cancer.I know the answer now — I have extremely dense breast tissue. And I know that means I was at a higher risk for breast cancer.
Of all the things I have covered in these pages for the past 14 years, many as the voice of “Girls Gone Outdoors,” talking about outdoor recreation, environmental issues and active living, I never thought I would be discussing my breasts.But after battling the nightmare of breast cancer, I want to get women asking more questions about their breast health.
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