Thanks for your comment. It's definately made me feel better. I was reading that woman who have dense breasts are 5 times likey to develop cancer and it being more aggressive. I've been told a few different things. I'm slightly underweight and do you think putting on weight could decrease breast density? I've been told it can and then told it wouldn't make a difference. I have very small breasts so alwasys wondered about my breast density. I know younger woman have dense breasts but feel i do need to put some weight on anyway.
Hi this is my first post so hello to all. I'm 38 and had my first mammogram a couple of months ago. I was called back due to an abnormality in my L breast but after having another digital mammogram and an ultrasound fortunately it came back normal. I requested to be sent my medical notes and when looking at my mammogram it was noted I had breast density both breasts. I don't know the percentrage of my breast density but it looks quite high. It's scattered so it's hard to judge myself. I also have a family history of bc. Mum diagnosed 10 yrs ago, 2 auties (mum's side) and my dad who passed away of lung cancer which spread to the brain and heart. I'm considering a double mastectomy due to the breast density as I'm 5 times likely to develop bc. This hasn't been confirmed but it looks like there could be a link between breast density and bc.
Is this quite normal in woman to have breast density and should I go on tamoxifen to decrease it?