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Microscopic changes may double risk of breast cancer

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:483
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Scientists have determined that a microscopic change in breast tissue may double the risk of breast cancer in some women. This finding may provide a way for doctors to evaluate the subsequent risk of breast cancer among women with otherwise benign results from breast biopsies

    Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham Women's Hospital, both inBoston, reviewed the biopsies that …

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