Atypical hyperplasia related to high risk of breast cancer than previously thought

January 2, 2015 1:48 PM

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Atypical hyperplasia related to high risk of breast cancer than previously thought

According to a new study by researchers from the Mayo Clinic, risk of breast cancer in women due to atypical hyperplasia could be higher than previously thought. Atypical hyperplasia is a precancerous condition in which abnormal cells accumulate in the ducts or lobules of the breast.

According to the research team, led by Dr. Lynn Hartman, an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic, out of more than 1 million biopsies with benign results, performed in the US each year, atypical hyperplasia is found in about 10%.

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