What is Dense Breast Tissue?
Dense breast tissue is simply breasting tissue that has more glands or lobes. Dense tissue contains more lactiferous ducts and lobules. This can make mammograms more difficult because they will produce a higher amount of x-rays that are required to create an image of the breasts.
This means that there are more possible abnormalities that can be detected on mammograms. The increased density in the breasts may also lead to an increased potential for breast cancer to develop, which is why it is important for women with dense breasts to get annual screenings so they can detect any abnormalities early on.
How Does Dense Breast Tissue Relate to Breast Cancer?
Dense breast tissue and its relation to breast cancer is a topic that most women need to know about for their safety and peace of mind.
Dense breast tissue is an important factor in determining the likelihood of developing breast cancer. Women with dense breasts are more likely to develop aggressive forms of tumors.
Women who have dense breasts may be advised to get more frequent screening mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs than women with less dense breasts.
What is Breast Cancer?
Breast Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast.
What are the Factors?
Some factors have been known to cause breast cancer including
- Environment and
These factors can be a combination of all or just one.
Dense breast tissue has been related to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This is because the dense tissue can mask the presence of cancer cells which results in delayed diagnosis. The mammograph may not be able to detect it and this means that abnormalities in the breast would go unnoticed.
Women with dense breast tissue have a higher risk of getting breast cancer because it’s harder for mammograms and ultrasounds to detect abnormalities in this dense tissue as opposed to fatty tissue.
Breast Ultrasound and Dense Breast Tissue
Breast ultrasound are an integral part of breast cancer screening. They are used to detect potential lumps or masses in the breast.
Breast ultrasounds is a powerful screening tool and are the best way of checking for dense breasts as they are more effective at detecting any abnormalities – even if it is small ones.
We recommend checking all possibilities and never ignoring regular screening for breast cancer you choose Breast Ultrasound to fight against breast cancer.
If you want to do more for your BREAST ULTRASOUND RELATED query, schedule a Breast Ultrasound Screening appointment with us.