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Breast density assessment methods

By 25th October 2016February 1st, 2019No Comments

By J Marshall

Epithelial cells in the breast are the nexus of breast cancer [1] and the presence of a greater number of glandular cells may put women at higher risk. Furthermore, the surrounding fibrous connective tissue has a stimulatory influence on glandular cell proliferation and can promote carcinogenesis
[2, 3]. High amounts of fibroglandular tissue pose a primary breast cancer risk, which makes its quantification of high importance.

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