Breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer in filipino women who had undergone breast screening or diagnostic mammography at st. Luke’s medical center- global city from 2012-2014
There are population-based studies that report the relationship of breast density as an independent risk factor for the development of Breast Cancer. Most of these studies were performed in Western countries and limited studies were performed in Asia particularly here in the Philippines. It is said that Asian breasts are more dense than Caucasian counterparts. Breast composition assessment is an essential part of the mammography report and can be obtained by using the ACR Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) Lexicon as a guide in estimating breast densities. There are four breast composition categories described in the Fifth Edition of the BIRADS Lexicon.