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Doctor insights on: Scattered Fibroglandular Densities In Breast

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Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read more

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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?

Scattered: fibroglandular densities are not considered dense breasts. It implies that 25-50% of the breast volume is dense. ACR calls this "category B". It is just a description of the Breast density, it doesn't imply that there is an abnormality. ...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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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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Mammogram showed "scattered fibroglandular densities." What does that mean? I am 71 years old. No family history of breast cancer.

Mammogram showed "scattered fibroglandular densities." What does that mean? I am 71 years old. No family history of breast cancer.

Breast composition: The breast is made up of fibrous , fat and glandular tissue normally. As aging progresses, the fat tends to diminish and the other two tissues become more prominent. If there were no known suspicious densities noted (lumps) then this report may be normal. Ask your MD who ordered the test, and by the way, most breast cancers today have no family history of the same. ...Read more