It’s no secret that no two breasts are alike, not even on the same body! Some are bigger, some are smaller, some vary in shape, and some have different sized nipples and shades of areolas.
But I bet you didn’t know that some could be more “dense” than others, too? Read More
So you have dense breasts. Who knew? Probably not you, because there’s no way to tell just by feeling them. Women of all shapes and sizes can have dense breasts it’s very common. What’s important to know is that dense breasts make it more difficult to detect cancer on a regular mammogram
. Because of this, some doctors suggest seeking out a facility that offers 3D mammograms. That’s definitely something worth discussing with your doctor. If you suspect you have dense breasts, ask your doctor if it’s possible in your next mammogram. Typically, they’ll tell you anyway, and suggest the need for a 3D mammogram so early signs of anything potentially harmful can be detected. But bear in mind that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
a panel funded by the government whose recommendations are followed by many doctors doesn't recognize the need for 3D mammograms. Consequently, some insurance companies may not pay for it unless you get a letter from your doctor stating that it is medically necessary.
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