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fibery tissue detected in mammogram

My wife had her annual mammogram.  She received a call informing us that her mammogram showed different from last year.  I believe they said the image showed "fibery" tissue.  What does this mean.  She is scheduled to see a specialist in a couple of weeks.
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It may mean that she has dense breast tissue, also known as Fibrocystic Disease of the breasts. If this is, indeed, the case, there's no real cause for alarm. I have this condition. According to my family doctor, hereditary factors possibly play a role in developing fibrous breasts; he also stated that approximately 30% of the female population has some form of it. It is, however, a denseness (which feels like lumpiness) that can hide very small abnormalities and make the interpretation of a mammogram more difficult. Maybe, this is why your wife is being referred to a specialist.
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