Very dense breasts make cancer hard to detect, with any testing we use.
Denser breast tissue is also slightly more likely to develop a precancerous or cancerous change.
In most cases dense breasts are a genetic condition, but there are medical ways you can lower your breast density.
Even the new breast tomosynthesis is not as effective at screening for breast cancer as a mammogram would be.
When to begin mammograms, how often to take them, when to combine with ultrasound, clinical breast exams, or thermography is something to discuss with your gynecologist.
Call for an appointment to Women’s Health Practice. 217-356-3736.