NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,034 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- 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.