NO, the opposite. Dense breasts have less fatty tissue and more non-fatty tissue compared to breasts that aren't dense. Dense breasts have more gland tissue and especially more supportive tissue (also called stroma) that surrounds the gland.
No. Fat does the opposite. Fibroglandular tissue make breasts dense.
No. The opposite. Breasts are composed of fibroglandular stroma and fat. It is the fibroglandular part that shows up as white, or dense, on the mammogram.
I had a screening mammogram an it came back negative but report says heterogeneously dense breast, what does this mean and how accurate are the result?
Dense breasts. "Dense" breasts are normal, but decrease the sensitivity of the mammo for detecting cancers. Some studies show that the sensitivity of mammography in this setting can decrease to as low as 50%. Also, dense breasts are an independent risk factor for developing breast cancer, and cancers discovered in women with dense breasts tend to be more advanced. Read more...