Study Suggests Dense Breast Tissue Isn’t Always a High Cancer Risk

Posted on May 20, 2015

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Source: The New York Times

A new study offers help to patients and doctors who are trying to deal with mammogram results that many women consider troubling and confusing: the finding of “dense” breast tissue.

Not only is breast density linked to an increased risk of cancer, it also makes cancer harder to detect because dense tissue can hide tumors from X-rays. But the new research indicates that not all women with dense breasts are at very high risk.