A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast. It allows the doctor to have a closer look for changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam. The American Cancer Society recommends mammograms for women every year starting at age forty.
My recent mammogram told me I have "scattered fibroglandular density." Maybe your report used this term too. Should you be concerned? Probably not. As of January 2015, twenty-one states require radiologists to tell you if you have dense breasts. Many other states are considering similar legislation. What makes a breast…