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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



breast density  listen  (brest DEN-sih-tee)

  Describes the relative amount of different tissues present in the breast. A dense breast has less fat than glandular and connective tissue. Mammogram films of breasts with higher density are harder to read and interpret than those of less dense breasts.