Is scattered Fibroglandular densities cancer?

Is scattered Fibroglandular densities cancer?

Scattered fibroglandular breast tissue is common. It is not cancer, and it does not usually pose any health issues. However, having breast lumps can make a person worry more about cancer.

What does Scattered Fibroglandular mean?

Listen to pronunciation. (SKA-terd FY-broh-GLAN-juh-ler brest TIH-shoo) A term used to describe breast tissue that is made up of mostly fatty tissue and also has some dense fibrous tissue and glandular tissue.

Can dense breast tissue turn into cancer?

Yes, women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer than women with fatty breasts, and the risk increases with increasing breast density.

What does Areas of Fibroglandular density mean?

B: Scattered areas of fibroglandular density indicates there are some scattered areas of density, but the majority of the breast tissue is nondense. About 4 in 10 women have this result. C: Heterogeneously dense indicates that there are some areas of nondense tissue, but that the majority of the breast tissue is dense.

How do you treat dense breast tissue?

How are dense breasts treated? There are currently no recommendations for reducing breast density, and there is no clear evidence that reducing breast density will reduce breast cancer risk. Talk with your doctor about whether you have dense breasts and how that may impact your breast cancer screening regimen.

What does Scattered breast density mean?

Scattered fibroglandular tissue refers to the density and composition of your breasts. A woman with scattered fibroglandular breast tissue has breasts made up mostly of nondense, fatty tissue with some areas of dense tissue. Breast tissue density is detected during a screening mammogram.

Does weight loss affect breast density?

No. Fat content in what you eat and exercise do not directly change breast density. But if you lose or gain a lot of weight, your breasts can look more or less dense on your mammogram – though the amount of dense tissue will stay the same.

What causes breast density?

Breast tissue is composed of milk glands, milk ducts and supportive tissue. These elements make up the dense tissue in the breast. Breasts also include fatty tissue, which is nondense tissue. When viewed on a mammogram, women with dense breasts have more dense tissue than fatty tissue.