A 44-year-old member asked:
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what to do if i have had fibrocystic breast disease for years. i am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It is not: If you had been given a diagnosis of atypical epithelial hyperplasia, sclerosing adenosis or one of its kin, your right might have been a bit higher. The question is really moot as hopefully you're doing self-exam and otherwise keeping up cancer surveillance. Best wishes.
Answered on Dec 23, 2013

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