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  • Why It Matters If You Have ‘Dense’ Breast Tissue

    Why It Matters If You Have ‘Dense’ Breast Tissue

    What is “dense” breast tissue? Breasts contain fat, glandular tissue, and connective tissue. On a mammogram, fat appears as dark areas, and the other tissue types tend to appear as white areas. This matters because tumours and calcifications also appear in white, which means a mammogram is easier to read on a person whose breast…