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Subject: Breast Density

Know Your Risk: Understanding what it means to be at a high risk for breast cancer

There are many tools that help women estimate their chance for having breast cancer. But, filling out a “risk calculator” doesn’t always provide a clear picture as to why you may be more likely to develop the disease – and importantly, if there is anything you can do to prevent it. Dr. Danielle Wellman, breast imaging radiologist, has pulled together resources to help women understand why they may be at high risk for breast cancer. Learn more…

What is breast density?

Kerry E. Chandler, MD • When we look for a cancer on a mammogram, we are looking for a developing density. This type of tissue typically shows up “white.” For women with dense breast, their background density also appears “whiter” on the mammogram. Learn more…

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