Should I Worry About Dense Breast Tissue?
Diagnosing dense breast tissue
Having firm or large breasts doesn’t automatically mean that you have dense breasts. Furthermore, you can determine if you have dense breasts by using a mammogram or x-ray. Know a dense breast tissue diagnosis does not mean a threat to your life. By understanding the risks associated with dense breasts, you can better prepare for getting them checked. Your physician may need to use different imaging techniques such as MRI to differentiate between dense tissue and tumors. By properly-getting them checked, you better your chances of detecting anything unusual earlier.
You cannot prevent dense breasts. However, steps exist that you can take to lower your risk of breast cancer:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Engage in physical activity on a regular basis
- Decrease your alcohol intake
- Obtaining from smoking
It’s also important to stay up to date on mammogram screenings and to identify and discuss any family history of breast cancer with your doctor. Talk to your OB-GYN to learn more about dense breasts and how you can help lower your risk of breast cancer. The board-certified physicians at Women’s Care are dedicated to keeping you healthy. Contact us today to make an appointment for a mammogram screening.