CBS4’s Debby Knox undergoes mammogram during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

File photo.

File photo.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Just ten days ago, I had my breasts x-rayed. There was nothing unusual about the initial exam, but as it ended, the technician said to me, “You know, you have dense breast tissue and you might want to consider a 3D mammogram the next time you’re here.”

I’ve done some research and found radiologists have a more difficult time reading x-rays of dense breast tissue.

I’ve also learned my breast tissue is fairly common. If you want to find out more about 3D mammography and dense breast tissue, check out the links I’ve used to do my research. They’re very informational.

We don’t know what causes breast cancer, although we do know that certain risk factors may put you at higher risk of developing it. You can get to know your risks by clicking here to see information from WebMD.

Treatment for breast cancer has greatly improved in recent years. For the latest information, check out the breast cancer treatment options here from the Mayo Clinic.

About one in ten women have have extremely dense breast tissue and may require a 3D mammogram. For more information, click here.

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