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What is breast tissue dense breast tissue pleaz help got my mammogram back it said i have dense breast tissues what is that?

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Dr. Valinda Nwadike
26 years experience
Dense Breasts: Dense breasts are common in younger women. It is a term meaning that you have more fibrous tissue and not much fatty tissue. It is common and not considered abnormal.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Dense breasts: Dense breasts have a higher concentration of normal fibroglandular stroma than less dense breasts. Although it is normal tissue, it makes the mammo less sensitive in the detection of cancer, because visualization of the cancer may be obscurred by the dense tissue. Dense breasts have also been shown to be an independent risk factor for developing breast cancer.
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Last updated Jul 11, 2015

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