Breast Density

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Study data indicate that women who ate a Western diet also had 46 percent higher risk of breast cancer.

Radiologists Vary Widely on the Definition of Dense Breasts

Radiologists Vary Widely on the Definition of Dense Breasts

The definition of dense breasts can range from 6.3 to 84.5 percent of patients, depending on radiologist.

Moderate Link for Automated and Clinical Breast Density Measures

Moderate Link for Automated and Clinical Breast Density Measures

Both automated and clinical assessments of breast density are associated with breast cancer risk.

How Insulin Levels Are Managed Affects Breast Density in Women With Diabetes

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Diabetes treatments, such as diet or pills (eg, metformin), decrease mammographic density, whereas insulin may increase mammographic density.

Breast Density Classification on Mammography Often Inconsistent

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Breast density assessments can vary for as many as 19% of women, which can lead to inconsistent information regarding the need for additional clinical screenings.

"Smarter" cancer screening advised for women with dense breasts

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Not all women with dense breasts have a high enough breast cancer risk to justify additional imaging after a normal mammogram, according to a recent study.

Dense breasts do not always correlate to high risk of interval cancer

Dense breasts do not always correlate to high risk of interval cancer

Five-year risk plus breast density can best identify women at high risk for interval cancer.

Study examines variability in measures of breast density

Study examines variability in measures of breast density

Lowest variability seen in Volpara and Quantra; higher variability for Cumulus ABD and CumulusV methods.

Low breast density in mammography worsens breast cancer prognosis

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A low degree of mammographic breast density worsens the prognosis of breast cancer, according to a recent study.

US women's awareness of breast density varies

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Disparities exist regarding the level of awareness and knowledge of breast density among US women, according to a study.

California breast density law slow to have an impact

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Half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the California law mandating that clinicians notify women with dense breast tissue, and many do not feel comfortable answering breast density-related questions.

CT and mammogram show consistent breast density readings

CT and mammogram show consistent breast density readings

Semiautomated computer-derived measurements are consistent with radiologist assessments, according to a study.

Breast cancer related to changes in breast density as women age

Breast cancer related to changes in breast density as women age

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Automated breast density measurement is predictive of breast cancer risk in younger women, and that risk may be related to the rate at which breast density changes in some women as they age, according to research.

RSNA: Mammographic density predicts cancer risk

RSNA: Mammographic density predicts cancer risk

Mammographic density is associated with breast cancer among women younger than 50 years, according to a study.

Breast density laws addressed by experts

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A website has been developed to help navigate the new challenges posed by breast-density notification laws, according to a recent special report.

HRT-related breast cancer risk varies by BMI, race, breast density

HRT-related breast cancer risk varies by BMI, race, breast density

HRT-linked risk up for white, Asian, Hispanic women; for low/normal BMI and dense breasts.

Breast cancer-specific survival associated with breast density

Breast cancer-specific survival associated with breast density

For women treated with tamoxifen, decrease in mammographic density tied to improved survival.

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