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Dense breast tissue doesn’t add cancer risk, study shows
USA Today

Studies have long shown an increased risk of breast cancer in women whose breasts are considered “dense,” or less fatty. So some doctors say they were surprised by new research showing that breast cancer patients with dense breasts were no more likely to die than other patients in the study. Yet women with less dense breasts were more likely to die of their breast cancers if they also were obese, according to the study, involving more than 9,000 women, in today’s Journal of the National Cancer Institute.