Possible explanation for increased cancer risk in dense breasts -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Possible biological explanation for increased cancer risk in dense breasts

04/11/2022

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The risk of developing breast cancer is higher in what are known as dense breasts. Currently, dense and nondense breasts are treated in the same way in the Swedish healthcare system. The current study showed unexpectedly large differences between healthy dense and nondense breasts.

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