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My Density Matters – Television, Podcasts, & Articles

02.21.24 | Dear Cancer, I'm Beautiful | Breast Density Matters: Understanding Your Unique Risk

Podcast interview with Leslie Yerger, Founder & CEO of My Density Matters.

10.26.23 | CBS News | Chicago area lawmaker aims to expand access to needed tests to detect breast cancer

For women with dense breasts, one way to try and catch cancer early isn’t covered by Medicare or many insurance companies.

10.19.23 | Chicago Tribune | Walking for the Cause

‘Pink Walk’ in Lake Zurich draws attention to women’s breast tissue density, calls for additional screenings beyond usual mammogram.

10.16.23 | CBS News | Women Urged to Know their Breast Density

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are urged to know their breast density. On Sunday, Lake Zurich hosted the Paint the Lake Pink Walk to benefit the organization My Density Matters.

09.27.23 | EIN Presswire | Introducing BDQ (Breast Density Quotient)

Introducing BDQ (Breast Density Quotient) — A Shift In The Way We Think About Traditional Breast Cancer Screening

Fall 2023 | Possible Woman Magazine | Why Will YOU Walk This October?

Article on Pages 35-36
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

09.06.23 | PR Newswire | My Density Matters Hosts Breast Walk

‘Paint the Lake Pink Walk’ Honors Survivors, Thrivers, and Previvors While Empowering Action For Early Detection in the Breast Cancer Battle.

03.31.23 | The Good Service Podcast | The Story of Leslie Ferris Yerger & Susan LePlaeMiller

Leslie Ferris Yerger & Susan LePlae Miller share their story behind their incredible organization My Density Matters. My Density Matters empowers women to learn their breast density and cancer risk. 

03.13.23 | GPAC United | The Importance of Breast Density

GPAC interviews Leslie Ferris Yerger and Siobhán Freeney about the importance of knowing about your breast density. Proper knowledge and screening can help with early detection.

02.16.23 | PR Newswire | It’s Time for More Women to Become Survivors - #DensityTime

Global Event Highlights Action Initiatives to Inspire Earlier Diagnosis for Women with Dense Breasts – #DensityTime

02.14.23 | Applied Radiology | Empowering Women to Know Their Breast Density

My Density Matters: Empowering Women to Know Their Breast Density – By Mary Beth Massat & McKenna Bryant

01.24.23 | Daily Herald | Nonprofit My Density Matters educates women on how to advocate for their breast health

Leslie Ferris Yerger of Hawthorn Woods in the studio at CBS to discuss My Density Matters. Yerger started the organization after being diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer two months after an “all clear” mammogram and ultrasound. Her dense breasts were the reason no cancer was detected.

11.21.22 | Quintessential Barrington Magazine | How To Tell if your Breast Cancer is Hiding

“Mammograms save lives, but for some people, a mammogram is not enough,” says Dr. Chhadia. “The more breast tissue you have, the harder it may be to detect breast cancer with a traditional mammogram.”

11.07.22 | Article | UIC - Breast Cancer Screening Awareness

Dr. Kulkarni of the University of Chicago Radiology Breast Section, Leslie Ferris Yerger of My Density Matters, and Allison Liu of Bridgeport Free Clinic collaborated with the Chinese Christian Union Church to host an event for church members about breast cancer screening on October 30th.

10.19.2022 | CBS New | Raising Awareness of Breast Density

Leslie Ferris Yerger, founder and CEO of My Density Matters, speaks on raising awareness about undetected breast cancer and breast density.

10.06.2022 | WGN Medical Watch

A False Peace of Mind: Empowering Women to know all options for Breast Cancer Screening

09.15.22 | Press Release | Check Your Chart(TM) Initiative

My Density Matters Launches Action Initiative for Earlier Breast Cancer Diagnosis

09.13.22 | Press Release | Heidi's Hope Box

Power Planter Launches “Heidi’s Hope Box” to Bring Awareness to Early Breast Cancer Detection

02.17.22 | Press Release | Find Out My Breast Density Day

2nd Annual Find Out My Breast Density Day coming Feb. 22, 2022

01.02.2022 | Making A Difference Award for My Density Matters

Leslie Ferris Yerger awarded NBC’s “Making A Difference Award”

10.25.21 | Dense Breasts Can increase Cancer Risk, Hide Tumors

Dense breasts can increase cancer risk, hide tumors. Why aren’t some women being told?

10.21.21 | Forty Percent Have Hidden Risk

At least 40% of women have a hidden risk factor for breast cancer they may not know about … 

10.21.21 | Engaging Women with Enhanced Mammography Letters

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Radiology Today presents a discourse featuring a distinguished panel of breast imaging professionals.

10.19.21 | Breast-Tissue Density Vital Issue

My Density Matters is anxious to help women learn about their breast density as quickly as possible, then assist them with their screening options and insist on additional tests as necessary.

Women with various density