A 43-year-old female asked:
are dense breasts a problem? my doctor sends me to do mammograms every year. but i am afraid of too much radiation! is this a problem?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Korona answered
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
It is ok. : See womenshealth.Govand radiologyinfo.Org under mammogram.
Answered on Mar 2, 2013
Dr. Michael Gabor answered
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Dense breasts: do decrease the sensitivity of mammo for detecting cancer, but screening mammo is still the standard of care for dense breasts. Dense breasts are also a risk factor for the development of cancer. The amount of radiation from a mammo is minimal, you are 250 times more likely to die in a car accident than get a radiation induced cancer. The benefits of early detection outweigh the slight rad risk
Answered on Jul 30, 2019
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