What does it mean if you have dense breast?
Our breast care team has access to the latest state-of-the-art technology like 3DMammography™ and Volpara™ to better assess your breast density and ensure each image in your mammogram is of the highest quality possible. If a recent mammogram showed you have “dense breasts” don’t worry, it’s normal and fairly common. In-fact it is estimated that 40-50% of women between 40 and 70 years old have dense breasts.
What Is Breast Density?
- Breasts are primarily made up of fat and fibroglandular tissue
- The more fibroglandular tissue you have compared to fat, the denser your breasts
- The denser your breasts, the whiter your mammogram will look
- Dense tissue and many cancers appear white on a mammogram