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Tag: dense breasts

Were You Notified of 'Dense Breasts' on your Mammogram?

 

Dense breast tissue is an independent risk factor for breast cancer, both increasing our risk of breast cancer and decreasing the sensitivity of mammography to detect breast cancer.  Increased breast density, as identified by mammography, can negatively impact the ability of mammography to detect breast cancer.  Further, women with dense breast tissue have a 3-5 fold increased risk for breast cancer, over those without significant breast density.

 

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