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Breast Density

Is it normal to show an increase in breast density with age?
I am 44 yrs old, have had baseline mammogram in 1999, and current mammogram comparison shows increase in density in left breast only.  No calcifications or lumps evident on mammo.
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Dear roxymorr, As we age the ratio of breast tissue (which on a mammogram is dense) to fat changes. The amount of fat tissue usually increases and dense breast tissue decreases.   If there is a difference in density between the breasts we'd want to have more information to clarify the difference in density.  
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