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Benign Breast Disease May Raise Cancer Risk

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Benign Breast Disease May Raise Cancer Risk

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Benign Breast Disease May Raise Cancer Risk

Benign Breast Disease May Raise Cancer Risk

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Gauging Your Risk

The National Cancer Institute's Web site offers resources to help women assess their breast cancer risk:

A new study shows women with benign breast growths have a slightly elevated risk of breast cancer over a 15-year period. Previously, the risk was thought to be near zero. The new finding potentially affects millions of women who have minor abnormalities found on breast biopsy.