What does having dense tissue in my mammogram mean?
I was called in for a second mammorgram because some dense tissuewas detected in my right breast. Any information would help.I am afraid.
Posted 0 sec ago in Breast Cancer by huachinanga
Dense tissue can be one of quite a few things, the most common are benign tumours, which unless you're uncomfortable physically by it, they won't do anything about.This dense tissue could also be a cancerous tumour, but the second mammogram will tell the doctors if they need to take a biopsy (a small piece of the tumour, hurts a bit but don't worry the pain is very short lived, its like a quick needle).You'll be okay don't worry, there are lots of available treatments for cancer, and if you've been going for regular mammograms then this would be catching it pretty early, which also makes this much less worse than you might think, IF it is cancer I mean.I still doubt it's cancer for the fact that there are far more benign tumours in the world than cancerous ones, the ratio is not even close to 50/50, so chances are it's just a lump of tissue that grows too fast, and won't be cancer.Hope all goes well!
The breasts are made up of glandular and ductal tissue (milk-producing tissue), fibrous supportive material and fatty tissue. The ductal/glandular/supportive tissue appears white on the mammogram. Dense tissue is the area that appears white on the mammogram. Fatty tissue appears gray. The white-appearing tissue is called dense tissue on the mammogram. As we age, the fatty tissue becomes more predominant. Dense tissue does not equal tumors. It's just that a cancer can be harder to detect in dense tissue - so younger womens' mammograms tend to be harder to read - because their breasts are more dense.
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It means your doctor is an idiot. NO one should EVER get a mammogram unless she has a family member who had breast cancer, and don't start until you are at least 40 years old.The US unfortunately has very ill informed physicians who push this mammogram thing. It is not usefull at diagnosing anything.
This is very normal and a lot of people have this, including myself. I was called back in for at least 5 re-takes because of dense breast tissue. Nothing to worry about, they just want a clearer picture because they couldn't read the first film.
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