The doctors were pleased to inform me, the letter said, that the results of the mammogram were normal. Early detection of cancer is important, a report was sent to my referring physician, I should report any lumps, see my health provider, have a physical.
A sentence in the fourth paragraph grabbed me by the throat. “Your breast tissue is dense.”
In journalism, we call this “burying the lead” — tucking the really significant information far down in the story. I knew that having dense breast tissue makes it hard to read mammograms and may increase the risk of breast cancer. I just never knew I had dense breasts.
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