Not Sure If You Have Dense Breasts? Why Does it Matter?
Breasts are made up of a mixture of fibrous, glandular and fatty tissue. Your breasts are considered dense if you have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue but not much fat. Density may decrease with age, but there is little, if any, change in most women.
How do I know if I have dense breasts?
Breast density is determined by the radiologist who reads your mammogram. There are four categories of mammographic density. The radiologist assigns each mammogram to one of the categories.
Your doctor should be able to tell you whether you have dense breasts based on where you fall on the density scale.
If your doctor has told you you have dense breasts, or if you're concerned you might have dense breasts, click here for an informational brochure.
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