MAMMOGRAPHIC DENSITY AND THE RISK AND DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER

LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences

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Title MAMMOGRAPHIC DENSITY AND THE RISK AND DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER
 
Creator Narula, Prabhjeet Singh
 
Subject Breast Cancer
Mammographic Density
Breast Density
Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS)
Mammography
 
Description With the increase in breast cancer risk over the years, there are many factors estimated that lead to it. However, till date which factor is majorly involved in development of breast cancer or which factor accounts more is not clearly evident. Mammography technique accounting for 80-90% of cancer being detected is believed to be the best method of detection. While mammographic density is manifested by increased proliferation of fat, stoma, epithelium and connective tissue, it is considered to be a risk factor for development of breast cancer. The current study was thus conducted to find out whether the mammographic density is actually a risk factor for development of breast cancer and to find out the better detection tool available. For this, the methodology adopted was review of various journals and studies already published with respect to mammographic density and its risk on development of breast cancer. The conclusion of the current study as well as from another comparable study was that the frequency of screening might be dependent on breast density and in such cases diagnostic techniques such as “digital mammography, ultra sonography and magnetic resonance imaging” may prove to be better detection tools. Moreover, recent studies have also suggested that mammographic density as a marker for risk of developing breast cancer holds true however, this fact needs to be evaluated further. Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/lijhls.2016.22.4854 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2016-07-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/75
 
Source LIFE: International Journal of Health and Life-Sciences; Vol 2 No 2 (2016): Regular Issue
2454-5872
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/life/article/view/75/3371
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Author(s)
 

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