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In The Know: Dense Breasts & Early Breast Cancer Detection

Posted by Provista Diagnostics on March 6, 2017

Breast density can considerably influence the precision of routine methods of detection, such as mammography. All imaging modalities rely on visual interpretations of a woman's breasts, and for patients with dense breasts that visual interpretation can be confounded by increased glandular tissue, obscuring cancers. This occurs because deciding between healthy and dense breast tissue and cancer is extremely difficult, as both appear white on imaging, this is often likened to trying to spot a polar bear in a snowstorm. 



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