Most Women Unaware of Breast Density’s Effect on Cancer Risk, UVA Study Finds
Most women don’t know that having dense breasts increases their risk for breast cancer and reduces a mammogram’s ability to detect cancer, according to a University of Virginia School of Medicine study. A random phone survey of 1,024 Virginia women ages 35 to 70, conducted by the UVA Center for Survey Research, found that just 1 in 8 women were aware that breast density is a risk factor for breast cancer, while just 1 in 5 women knew that dense breasts reduced the sensitivity of mammograms to find tumors. “It is important for women to know whether or not their own breast…Be the first to comment!
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