mammographic breast density


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mammographic breast density

A radiological appearance of the mammary glands during mammography in which the epithelial and stromal elements of the breasts are more prominent than the fatty components. Breast density increases the likelihood that a mammogram will be difficult to interpret and that a patient will subsequently develop breast cancer.
See also: density
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Buist, "Varying levels of family history of breast cancer in relation to mammographic breast density (United States)," Cancer Causes and Control, vol.
Wood and her coinvestigators plan to examine duration of aspirin use and its relationship to mammographic breast density in this study population.
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Digitized assessment of mammographic breast density in patients who received low-dose intrauterine levonorgestrel in continuous combination with oral estradiol valerate: a pilot study.
SAN ANTONIO--A reduction in mammographic breast density after 12-18 months of tamoxifen use--prescribed for primary prevention of breast cancer--is an excellent early predictor of subsequent treatment efficacy, according to a new report from the landmark International Breast Intervention Study I (IBIS-I).
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[5] There is an inverse relationship between patient's age and mammographic breast density. The breast density should be considered when evaluating the potential benefit of extended imaging breast cancer screening, especially in high-risk women.
found the sensitivity of mammography to decrease in proportion to increases in mammographic breast density, while breast density did not affect the sensitivity of MRI.
There was a similar recall rate in all three groups (11% no suspension, 12% 1-month suspension, and 10% 2-month suspension), although suspension of HT was associated with significantly lower mammographic breast density. In women who suspended their HT, more than 85% of them had a return of their hot flashes.
SAN ANTONIO -- A reduction in mammographic breast density after 12-18 months of tamoxifen use--prescribed for primary prevention of breast cancer--is an excellent early predictor of subsequent treatment efficacy, according to a new report from the landmark International Breast Intervention Study I.