So she is writing to state legislators to urge them to enact a breast density inform law in Illinois that would require doctors to send a letter to patients informing them of their high-density breast tissue
With sexual maturity in women comes the breast tissues
growing in size and amount.
Researchers have long suspected that a "microbiome" exists within breast tissue
and plays a role in breast cancer but it has not yet been characterized.
It is a proven supplementary screening method to standard mammography and/or tomosynthesis (3D mammography), significantly increasing early detection in women who are at a higher risk due to dense breast tissue
Professor Trevor Dale of Cardiff University School of Biosciences said: "Much of how breast tissues
respond to external stimuli such as hormones is, as yet, unknown.
Dense breast tissue
is linked with an increase in the risk of developing cancer.
For women with dense breast tissue
, sensitivity of standardized anatomical screening technology drops significantly (from 85 to 65 percent), making it insufficient to reliably detect cancerous tumors.
5,6) Ectopic breast tissue
can be present anywhere along embryonic milk line extending from axilla-to-inguinal region.
Comment: Due to these data, and some assertive women's health scientists and activists, certain states now require that women found to have dense breast tissue
on screening mammography be provided a letter informing them of these findings and then encouraged to follow up with their primary-care provider to discuss risk and screening guidelines.
density was analyzed on the basis of mammographic images obtained at the time of diagnosis.
The axillary polymastia is the most common variant of ectopic breast tissue
The American Cancer Society recommends that women with dense breast tissue
undergo a clinical breast exam at least every three years starting at age 20, and a mammogram every year starting at age 40.
Carolyn Rogers, senior clinical nurse specialist for Breast Cancer Care, says: "Around 45% of those diagnosed with breast cancer have a mastectomy; the remainder have breast-conserving surgery, where not all of the breast tissue
A bra that is too tight can restrict the lymph system or push breast tissue
into the underarm region.
Combinations of parabens at concentrations measured in human breast tissue
can increase proliferation of MCF-7 human breast cancer cells.