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What Should I Do if I Have Dense Breasts? What if I Don't?
If you have dense breasts, please talk to your doctor. Together, you can decide which, if any, additional screening exams are right for you. Whether your breasts are dense or not, other factors may still place you at increased risk for breast cancer—including a family history of the disease, previous chest radiation treatment for cancer and previous breast biopsies that show you are high risk. Talk to your doctor and discuss your history. Even if you are at low risk and have entirely fatty breasts, you should still get an annual mammogram starting at age 40.