Atypical hyperplasia bigger breast cancer risk factor than previously thought, study says

January 2, 2015 3:37 PM

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Atypical hyperplasia bigger breast cancer risk factor than previously thought, study says

Women with atypical hyperplasia of the breast have a 1 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer each year, suggests a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Previous research has shown that females with atypia, a precancerous condition in which breast cells begin to grow out of control and cluster in abnormal patterns, have a four- to five-fold increased relative risk. But few studies have assessed patients’ absolute risk, or the chance that she will de...

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