Dense breast refers to a large amount of dense tissue in comparison to fatty tissue. High breast density can lead to deadly breast cancer. According to U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer throughout her lifetime.
Dense breast treatment
There are several treatments of the dense breast are available. Though the dense breast cannot be fully cured the density of breast can be reduced. The main challenge comes to a doctor is of finding out the breast abnormalities in the person having dense breast. The breast consists of two tissues, which are dense tissues and non-dense tissue (Fatty tissue). When looking in a mammogram, fatty tissue looks darker and the dense breast tissue looks white. Tumour in the breasts also looks white, which make it even difficult to find out the abnormalities. So, this makes it clear that a mammogram can only be a helpful tool if it is being used at a starting condition. If not mammography, then what will be the treatment of dense breast?
These are the treatments which are being done by the doctors for the dense breast treatment: -
3-D Mammography: 3-D Mammography is 3-dimensional mammography, which is also termed as Tomosynthesis.
Breast MRI: Breast MRI is a replacement for the Mammography. This treatment is being suggested by the doctors only when the chances of having breast cancer is high. Mostly because it is very costly. MRI uses magnets to create images of the breast. It helps the doctor to create to have a deeper study of the dense breast. These are some conditions in which the doctors recommend breast MRI: -
- Family history
- Very high breast density and abnormalities found in the breast.
- If the mammogram is being unable to find the abnormalities in the breasts.
- If the patient has a hereditary breast cancer gene mutation, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2.
- If the patient had radiation treatments to your chest area before age 30.
TyrerCuzick: It is a modern treatment in which a series of question is being asked by the doctor related to the dense breast issues which will help the doctor to have a perception about the issue.
So, these are some important information regarding dense breast. If you feel any dense breast symptom? You should not make delay in at least having a check-up by the doctor.