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Dr. Bonnie Litvack, Director, Women's Imaging Center, Northern Westchester Hospital

New York Women’s Health Doctor Offers 3 Things Women Need to Know About Breast Density

Posted on: October 22, 2012

A Clear Picture: What women need to know about breast density

by Dr. Bonnie Litvack

Dr. Bonnie Litvack, Director, Women's Imaging Center, Northern Westchester HospitalOnce a woman turns 40, the American Cancer Society and most recognized medical authorities recommend she start getting yearly mammograms. But mammograms aren’t uniformly sensitive in all women. Between 40 and 50 percent of women have dense breasts—fibrous tissue as opposed to mostly fatty tissue—and that density can obscure potential problems. Continue reading

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