Breast Density

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Many women still do not know of breast density, or if they’ve heard of it, they don’t know what it really means to them.

Breast density refers to the ratio of tissue to fat in the breast.
A dense breast has more fibroglandular tissue and less fat.
40% of women have dense tissue.

What does it mean?
Having dense breasts is a double whammy.
1. These women are 5 times more likely to develop breast cancer.
Having dense breasts is a stronger risk factor than someone with a mother or sister who had breast cancer.

2. Mammograms miss about 60% of tumors in women with dense breasts.
The tumor and the dense breast tissue both look white on a mammogram. impossible to distinguish what is normal and what is not.

 


Do you know your breast density?
If not ask your doctor.