Which benign breast conditions increase the risk of breast cancer?

Updated: Dec 16, 2019
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Marie Catherine Lee, MD, FACS  more...
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Benign breast conditions that slightly increase the risk of breast cancer include the following [20] :

  • Hyperplasia (unless mild)
  • Complex fibroadenoma
  • Radial scar
  • Papillomatosis
  • Sclerosing adenosis
  • Microglandular adenosis

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