A 31-year-old member asked:
benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor.
Answered on Oct 7, 2012
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