Have you talked to your doctor about dense breast tissue?

Have you talked to your doctor about dense breast tissue?

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All breasts are not the same.

 

 

Some are fatty, some are dense

and some are a mix.

Breast Density — What does it mean?

Breasts are made of fat and breast tissue. Some

women have more fat than breast tissue while others have more breast tissue than fat. When there is more breast tissue the breast is considered dense. On a mammogram dense tissue looks white. Since masses or lumps also appear white on a mammogram, a suspicious lump may be masked by the dense breast tissue.

 

Dense breast tissue is also linked with an increase

in the risk of developing breast cancer. Women with extremely dense breast tissue have a 4 to 6 times greater risk of developing breast cancer than women who do not have dense breast tissue.

 

Invenia ABUS helps physicians look differently at dense breast tissue.