Factors influencing breast density in Japanese women aged 40-49 in breast cancer screening mammography

Michiko Kawahara, Shuhei Sato, Yukiko Ida, Masao Watanabe, Mamoru Fujishima, Hiroaki Ishii, Keisuke Hori, Susumu Kanazawa

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Abstract

A relatively large number of women in their 40s with high-density breasts, in which it can be difficult to detect lesions, are encountered in mammography cancer screenings in Japan. Here, we retrospectively investigated factors related to breast density. Two hundred women (40-49 years old) were examined at the screening center in our hospital. Multivariate analysis showed that factors such as small abdominal circumference, high HDL cholesterol, and no history of childbirth were related to high breast density in women in their 40s undergoing mammography. Other non-mammographic screening methods should be considered in women with abdominal circumferences <76cm, HDL-C ≥53mg/dl, and no history of childbirth, as there is a strong possibility of these women having high-density breasts that can make lesion detection difficult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume67
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Abdominal circumference
  • Childbirth
  • High-density breasts
  • High-density lipoprotein cholesterol
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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