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About 40 percent of women over the age of 40 have dense breasts. The condition, characterized by relatively high amounts of glandular tissue and fibrous connective tissue and low amounts of fatty breast tissue, can make reading and detecting breast cancer on a mammogram difficult.


Recommendations for screening mammography have been a heated topic of debate among clinicians, scientists and patient advocates since the US Preventive Services Taskforce revised its breast cancer

This article, written by Dr. Marc Hurlbert, was originally published in Everyday Health 

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the nation’s highest rated breast cancer organization and the world’s largest non-profit funder of breast cancer research this year, offered  perspective on the newly released mammography guidelines.