40% of Women Over 40 Have Dense Breasts.
Why does this matter?
the denser the breast the higher the risk of getting breast cancer.
having dense breasts is a greater risk factor than having a family history of breast cancer.
mammograms miss about 50% of breast cancer in the densest breasts.
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EARLY DETECTION MATTERS
Dense breasts are normal and common. 40% of women over the age 40 have dense breasts.
Dense breasts make it harder for radiologists viewing your mammogram to spot cancer because dense breast tissue shows up as white and so does a cancerous tumour.
Ask your doctor if you have dense breasts.