A mammogram may show nodular density, which means fibrocystic change that usually is benign (i.e., non-cancerous). Mammograms of many women show nodular densities.
Although nodular density in a mammogram is not, by itself, a risk factor for breast cancer, the nodular density can make the mammogram more difficult for physicians to read and interpret. Therefore, physicians sometimes may suggest that other tests be performed for screening and diagnosis.
If your mammogram showed nodular density, it is important for you to be aware if any changes or developments in your breasts occur in the future. As with all matters of the breasts, not being consumed with worry, yet paying attention to your body, are key.