Breast density becoming an important predictor of breast cancer riskUploader: Nikorr 3 month ago Subscribe 3
References American College of Radiology. About 40 percent of women have this type of breast tissue. Women with breasts that are this dense also have a x greater risk of developing breast cancer compared to women with fatty non-dense breasts. This is an example of the output from Volpara, one of the volumetric breast density assessment tools on the market. With more research, individualized screening recommendations for breast cancer may replace current ones, and doctors may start using breast density to assess cancer risk. This article addresses the reasons why breast density has become such a hot-button issue and what we might expect from this topic going forward.