Breast cancer: Women with benign cysts, lumps are at higher risk
According to a recent study, women who receive a benign breast disease diagnosis through screening have an almost doubling risk of developing breast cancer.
Women who are diagnosed with benign breast disease through screening have an almost doubling risk of acquiring breast cancer, a study has revealed. Women with any benign breast disease, including fibroadenomas and cysts, were compared to women who had not been diagnosed with a breast disease. More than 7,00,000 Spanish women took part in the breast screening programme. The study was presented at the 13th European Breast Cancer Conference.