Buddy Check 9: New NCI Study Offers Encouraging News To Women With Dense Breasts (WUSA9.com)
November 5, 2012
Excerpt from WUSA9.com
Written by Andrea Roane
-- Fatty breasts versus dense breasts: is having one better than the other? Women with dense breasts are considered at higher risk for developing breast cancer.
But it was also believed their prospects for a recurrence, even death, was poor. But a new study offers some surprising results for women in both categories.
A majority of women have dense breast. The term has nothing to do with breast size, shape or firmness. It's just about the type of tissue that makes up the breast.On a mammogram dense tissue shows up white, but so does cancer making it much harder to detect.