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You have been given this information sheet because your mammogram shows dense glandular tissue in your breasts.

  • What does this mean?
  • What is my Density?
  • How does having dense tissue change how I look after my breasts?
  • Will I always have Dense Tissue?
  • So if my mammograms are so hard to read, why not just have an ultrasound?

If you have any other questions about your breast density, please ask your breast doctor today.



  1. http://canceraustralia.gov.au/publications-and-resources/cancer-australia-publications/synoptic-breast-imaging-report-update
  2. Boyd NF, Guo H, Martin LJ, et al. Mammographic Density and the Risk and Detection of Breast Cancer. N Engl J Med 2007; 356:227-36
  3. Skaane P, Bandos AI, Guillen R, et al. Radiology 2013 Apr;267(1):47-56. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12121373. Epub 2013 Jan 7.
  4. Berg WA, Blume JD, Cormack JB, et al. JAMA 2008 May 14;299(18):2151-63. doi: 10.1001/jama.299.18.2151.

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