Benign Breast Disease May Raise 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.
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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

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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.

Gauging Your Risk

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