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2/25/2018I am 63 didnt have a mamography for 5 years due to a frozen shoulder which was treated by physical therapy so I concentrated on that. I just had a mamography and received a letter stating I have dense breasts. I also was called back for a more magnified view of calcifications seen on my mamogram which was different from my previous mamogram.

I was told by the radiologist that it was ok and just have a follow up in 6 months..

My question is why don't they do more since I have dense breast tissue? From what I have read csncer can "hide" behind the dense mass.
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2/26/2018Dense breasts means that there is more breast tissue than fat, which can make it harder for mammograms to see through. 3D mammograms are more sensitive than 2D, but also some radiologists will recommend additional imaging like breast MRI and/or ultrasound for women with very dense breasts.

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