This patient-friendly guide outlines the benefits and harms of screening options for dense breasts. The two-page guide is based on current scientific and medical research on technology and dense breast tissue.
The guide illustrates the approximate cancer detection rate for each exam. Bring this guide with you as you discuss your screening options with your health-care providers based on your risk, dense tissue and preferences.
Keep in mind that all studies have limitations. References are listed on page 2.
The chart can be printed one page, back to back.
Appreciation and thanks to Julie S. Gershon, MD for her expert review.
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