Mammographic breast density , endocrine therapies , and breast cancer risk

  title={Mammographic breast density , endocrine therapies , and breast cancer risk},
  author={William E. Gibbons and Rog{\'e}rio Souza Lobo and Dolores J Lamb and Geoffrey David Adamson and Catherine Racowsky and Stuart S. Howards and Nancy R. Frankel and Andrew R. La Barbera and Richard J. Paulson and William D. Schla and Nanette F. Santoro and Rebecca Z. Sokol and Ann Jeanette Davis and Michael Peter Diamond and James M. Goldfarb and Anthony A. Luciano and Nancy L. Brackett}
D3: Heterogeneously dense; or D4: Extremely dense. Computer-assisted methods are used to estimate quantitative measures of MBD, including percent density (percentage of the overall breast showing dense tissue; PD), absolute dense area, and nondense area. Elevated MBD is considered one of the strongest risk factors for breast cancer regardless of whether it is assessed as a categorical or quantitative measure. 6 Women in the highest categories of breast density have a 4-to 6-fold increased… CONTINUE READING