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Breast Density and Mammogram Reports | Dense Breast Tissue
What is fat necrosis? What are the symptoms of fat necrosis? How is fat necrosis diagnosed? How is fat necrosis treated? Can fat necrosis increase the risk of breast cancer? Fat necrosis is a benign not cancer condition and does not increase your risk of developing breast cancer. It can occur anywhere in the breast and can affect women of any age.
Breast Density and Your Mammogram Report
Dense breasts have less fatty tissue and more non-fatty tissue compared to breasts that aren't dense. Dense breasts have more gland tissue that makes and drains milk and supportive tissue also called stroma that surrounds the gland. Breast density can be inherited, so if your mother has dense breasts, it's likely you will, too. Still, no one method of measuring breast density has been agreed upon by doctors.
Metrics details. Few studies have investigated the association of non-dense area or fatty breasts in conjunction with breast density and breast cancer risk. Two articles in a recent issue of Breast Cancer Research investigate the role of absolute non-dense breast area measured on mammograms and find conflicting results: one article finds that non-dense breast area has a modest positive association with breast cancer risk, whereas the other finds that non-dense breast area has a strong protective effect to reduce breast cancer risk. Understanding the interplay of body mass index, menopause status, and measurement of non-dense breast area would help to clarify the contribution of non-dense breast area to breast cancer risk. In a recent issue of Breast Cancer Research , two articles investigate the role of the non-dense breast area fatty breasts in breast cancer risk [ 1 , 2 ].