Published in Cancer Weekly, October 26th, 2004
Women with DCIS, a noninvasive condition in which abnormal malignant-appearing cells are found in the lining of a breast duct, have a substantially increased risk of a second breast cancer, but few predictors of this risk have been identified. Having extensive areas of breast tissue that appear dense on mammograms has been associated with a four to six times greater risk of primary breast cancer compared with women who have small or no areas of dense breast tissue.
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