Breast Density Awareness Varies Among American Women
Awareness of breast tissue density issues varies among American women. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota recently performed a national, cross-sectional survey to gauge differences in breast density knowledge across different patient populations.
Breast Tissue Density awareness
Approximately 1,500 women responded to the survey and results were published in Journal of Clinical Oncology. Based on results, researchers determined that race and ethnicity, education and income played a role in how likely a woman was to understand breast tissue density issues.
- 58 percent of respondents had heard of breast density.
- 49 percent were aware breast cancer detection can be affected by breast density.