Why 3-D Mammograms Benefit Women with Dense Breasts

June 27, 2014 8:19 PM

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First, I admit it—I’m “dense.” Hey, watch it now! I’m talking about dense breasts here, which can be more likely to develop breast cancer and can make it harder for mammograms to detect it. (If you have dense breasts, please visit Are You Dense? for more helpful information.)

I’ve written previously on Mind Your Body about the benefits of 3-D mammography, or tomosynthesis. Now a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association confirms that 3-D mammography can decrease women’s chances of a cancer recurrence. “Addition of tomosynthesis to digital mammography was ...

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