WOMEN WITH DENSE BREASTS

Dense breast tissue dramatically reduces the accuracy of mammograms. SureTouch overcomes this challenge because our unique technology measures the hardness of various tissues in your breast -- not the density.

If this is you, then your screening experience has likely been a difficult one. Not with SureTouch. The lumpy breast tissue that makes it hard to identify lumps can be accurately examined when your breast exam includes SureTouch. SureTouch compares the hardness of tissue and compares it with surrounding tissue and identifies masses that are abnormal and not part of the fibrocystic lumpiness.  

Fibrocystic tissue can be soft or hard depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle. Sometimes patients with hard, lumpy tissue have a SureTouch exam and are asked to return in two weeks for a second exam. This second exam allows SureTouch to identify lumps that are the normal result of hormonal changes and identify masses that are abnormal and require more evaluation.

Breast cancer in young women is increasing.

All around the world, the incidence of breast cancer in younger women is increasing.  In certain populations including African American women, breast cancer in women under 40 has increased to the point where they should start with screening at age 30 or 35.  

Traditional screening isn’t effective in younger women because younger women commonly have denser breasts making imaging difficult, and mammography isn’t done in younger women because it’s too much radiation exposure at an early age.

The accuracy of SureTouch in dense breast tissue combined with no radiation makes a breast exam with SureTouch a great early detection option for young women.