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Screening for breast cancer: Ultrasounds can be vital for women with dense breast tissue
Monterey Herald

When Marianne Medeiros volunteered to participate in a clinical research trial using ultrasound as a breast cancer-screening tool, she hoped to help other women and advance medicine.

Instead, she may have saved her own life.

Medeiros, 57, from Carmel, is among a large group of women (4 in 10) who have “dense breast tissue,” which can sometimes obscure abnormalities in a mammogram, the traditional screening tool.