Dense breasts are normal and common. Though normal, dense breasts do increase the risk of developing breast cancer and of having a cancer missed on a mammogram.
Many women have dense breasts. Density tends to decrease as a woman gets older.
Talk to your health care provider about whether you should have additional tests after your mammogram. Click here for 5 Facts Every Woman Should Know.
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