On a mammogram, fat looks dark grey or black whereas breast tissue looks white. That white area can be an issue because many small breast cancers also appear as white, so it’s harder to detect them in dense breasts.
Of the millions of women who get their mammogram each year, the vast majority will be told that their results are normal. However, if you do have an abnormal screening mammogram, you will need to undergo further testing.
The 12th annual Cruisin’ for a Cure Buffalo-Niagara, set for Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the campus of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the on-ramp to get back on that road.