What does 'heterogeneously dense breast tissue' mean?

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Heterogeneously dense breast tissue will appear opaque to xrays in the same way as a tumor. This makes determining whether or not a woman may have cancer if she has a dense thickening of breast tissue. Digital imaging may be a way around this.
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My grandmother always had very firm breasts for her age. I just had a mammogram, and I am 68 years old, and my report said "breast tissue is heterogeneously dense" I think
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It isn’t something you can tell on your own. It has nothing to do with how small or large or smooth or bumpy your breasts are. It can only be seen radiologically. On mammograms
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Well first of all, if you have dense breast tissues, mammography & ultrasound scans are NOT enough. You also SHOULD have MRI breast scans. The reason is that dense breast tissues
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No. Mammogaphy is not a science, not at all. They've done studies, showing the same x-ray to a dozen doctors, and their analyses were all over the map. You see there are lots of fudge-factors
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