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extremely dense breast tissue on mammogram

What is the standard of care with a mammogram that reports "extremely dense breast tissue" "family history of breast cancer". I am now 45, last November I was diagnosed with 1.4 cm of invasive ductal carcinoma with 3-4cm of DCIS & one positive lymph node. I've had a double mastectomy. A little over one year prior to diagnosis, I had a mammogram reported as "extremely dense" as stated above. I keep wondering why I wasn't offered more screening during my routine mammogram?   I was told this could have been picked up by ultrasound. Maybe I'd have a better prognosis & would have had less extreme surgery. I have two young children I worry about.
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If you had comments of dense breasts and a palpable mass at least an ultrasound should have been done.  Also Breast MRI should have been offered.  It sounds as though you had good treatment and best of luck to you.
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