BreastScreen Australia - position on breast density

BreastScreen SA (as part of the BreastScreen Australia program) has recently updated its position statement on the topic of breast density.

BreastScreen SA acknowledges commentary around breast density and screening practices for women with dense breast tissue.

Australian and international researchers have been investigating breasts density for many years but there is currently no consistent way to measure it.

BreastScreen Australia supports research, greater discussion, and public awareness of breast density.

BreastScreen Australia recommends that a regular breast screen remains the best way of monitoring for any change in breast tissue with early detection giving women the best chance of successful treatment and recovery.

While you will not be able to feel if you have dense breasts, it is important to be aware of the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you have an unusual change in your breasts such as a lump, nipple discharge or pain we suggest you see your doctor to ensure you receive the most appropriate care.

For more information on breast density, please see BreastScreen SA's position statement and associated consumer information.

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