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Mamogrammy reading

my mamogram (mammogram) states there are scattered fibroglandular elements in both breasts that could obsecure a lesion on mammography.
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If you have dense breasts, you may consider having a breast ultrasound as a next step.  
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Hi,

Scattered fibroglandular elements would mean non-uniformly dense breast tissue.

Such densities make the mammogram difficult to read or to palpate a definite lump on physical exam. The dense tissue makes it more likely that a cancer might be missed. An ultrasound or MRi is done in such cases in case of any suspicious lesion or anything abnormal on breast examination.

The density finding itself is not a risk factor for breast cancer; many women have these changes.

Have you noticed any abnormal features on breast self examination like a breast lump, nipple discharge or skin changes?

These are managed with regular breast self examinations and periodic clinical breast examinations by your physician and 6 monthly or yearly mammograms and ultrasound.

Let us know if you have any other doubts and post us about what your doctor advises.

Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Regards.


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