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What exactly is scattered fibroglandular breast density. what does it mean??

What exactly is scattered fibroglandular breast density.  what does it mean??

Common: This is also known as fibrocystic breast change and is extremely common. It is caused by the changes in the breast each month and the regression of those changes when we don't conceive. It occurs in 90% of women by age 40 and does not increase the risk of breast cancer. Caffeine can make the symptoms (tenderness and lumpiness) worse. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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My mammo. exam says my breast density is not dense, and there are scattered fibroglandular densities. What does this mean?

My mammo. exam says my breast density is not dense, and there are scattered fibroglandular densities. What does this mean?

Normal: The fact that your breasts are not dense makes the mammograms more reliable and the scattered densities are normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have two lumps in my left breast and they are not showing on u/s or mammogram. I have scattered fibroglandular density. Can abnormalities hide?

I have two lumps in my left breast and they are not showing on u/s or mammogram. I have scattered fibroglandular density. Can abnormalities hide?

The combination of: mammography and ultrasound is very sensitive for detecting palpable cancers. It is highly unlikely that your palpable regions are cancer. However, the sensitivity is not 100%, so it is important to follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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I have scattered fibroglandular densities and 3-4 lumps axillary. Should i be worried. Breast cancer history on mom's side.

I have scattered fibroglandular densities and 3-4 lumps axillary. Should i be worried. Breast cancer history on mom's side.

Breast cancer: You should be seen and examined by a breast surgeon or a general surgeon with breast surgery experience. They will guide you care and explain other indicated studies such as an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Scattered fibro glandular densities in both Breasts. What does it mean. Is it serious?

Scattered fibro glandular densities in both 
Breasts. What does it mean. Is it serious?

Normal: This is standard American College of Radiology terminology for Category 2 breast density. It is a normal pattern. It is not considered to be 'dense' breasts. ...Read more

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Breast results were scattered fibroglandular 25-50%. What does this mean?

Breast results were scattered fibroglandular 25-50%. What does this mean?

That is not really : the result, it is simply a description of how dense the breasts are. It is ACR category B density. It is normal. Your breasts are not dense. This does not need follow up. ...Read more

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How common is cancer in the retroareolar of the breast. I have fibroglandular densities in this area?

How common is cancer in the retroareolar of the breast. I have fibroglandular densities in this area?

Needs testing: Breast cancer can occur in any part of the breast, including the retroareolar zone. Depending on the appearance on mammogram or ultrasound, additional evaluation may involve an MRI or biopsy. Another important factor is to observe this area on previous breast imaging that you have had to understand whether it is a stable or evolving feature. ...Read more

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Asymmetric density in same breast ok?

Asymmetric density in same breast ok?

Need more info..: Asymmetric density on a mammogram can be a normal finding for some. Needs to be correlated with your physical exam, medical history, results of prior mammograms. Sometimes further testing with ultrasound or maybe MRI may be indicated. Ask your doctor who ordered the test what is right for you. ...Read more

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