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Small Breasts Don’t Mean Small Risk

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Small Breasts Don’t Mean Small Risk

Breasts are composed mainly of fat, fibrous tissue and glandular tissues; the more fat and fibrous tissue you carry in your breasts, the bigger your bra size. However, breast cancer typically develops in the glandular tissue — the milk ducts and lobules — and these don’t necessarily contribute much to your breast size.

On the other hand, your breast density can influence your cancer risk. Dense breasts have tighter concentrations of glandular tissue, and since both dense tissue and cancer appear white on a mammogram, they can be much more difficult to decipher. Breasts of any size could have a high density.

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