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High Breast Density Increases Breast Cancer Risk, Impedes Mammograms

U.S. News & World Report (3/21, Howley) details how high breast density is both a risk factor for breast cancer and an impediment in mammograms. The “American College of Radiology classifies density into four categories: mostly fatty, scattered density, consistent density and extremely dense.” Dense breasts “can obscure or hide worrisome spots because the mammogram simply can’t see them through the denser tissue.” In addition, density “is an independent risk factor for breast cancer.” 

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