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For some women, annual mammograms may not be enough to detect breast cancer if they have dense breast tissue. Having dense breasts can raise the risk for breast cancer — though doctors still don’t know why. Women with dense breasts are considered high risk for breast cancer, even if they don’t have a family history or other breast cancer risks.
Dr. Lisa Minton, a surgeon who specializes in breast cancer care at AdventHealth, joined Fox 35’s Amy Kaufeldt on Kaufeldt’s first day back on the station’s morning show following cancer treatment.
“Mammograms do not detect all cancers,” Minton said. “We encourage women to have a clinical breast examination – even examine themselves – and if what they’re feeling is not fully explained by the mammogram, to pursue other diagnostic tests such as ultrasound or MRI.”
Click here to watch the interview.
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