Find a Doctor
1 Criteria Search
What is Breast Density?
Breasts are made up of a mixture of fibrous, glandular and fatty tissue. Your breasts are considered dense if you have more fibrous or glandular tissue and less fat. Having dense breast tissue increases your risk of developing breast cancer.
How Do I Know if I Have Dense Breast Tissue?
A breast density score will be included in the patient letter following the mammogram screening. The score will range from A (fatty) to D (extremely dense).
- 40 percent of all women have dense breast tissue
- Mammography may miss cancers in women with dense breast tissue
- Finding cancers earlier can improve survival
Breast Density Scale
A - Fatty
McFarland Breast Imaging offers a full spectrum of breast health care. Learn more about our Breast Imaging services here.