Anonymous – thank you for contacting Health24. It has been known for a long
time that having dense breasts could increase one’s risk for breast cancer. In
your case you state that you have noticed a loss of ‘density’ in your breast
(you do not state whether it is only one breast or both breasts). You also do
not mention whether this loss of ‘density’ has been observed on a mammogram or
whether you are talking about feeling that your breast is not as firm as
previously. One must also remember that pain is never 'normal'. The risk for breast
cancer increases with age - most breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50.
Genetic mutations. Mutations to certain genes, such as BRCA1 and
BRCA2 also increases the risk for breast cancer. Women who have inherited these
genetic changes are at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancer. I would
like to suggest that you consult your health care provider for a clinical
breast examination and, if necessary, to refer you for a mammogram to ensure
that you are not a candidate for breast cancer. (MCH).
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