Answers to Common Breast Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about breast health.

Do breast conditions put a woman at a higher risk for developing breast cancer?

Dr. Heck discusses whether breast conditions put a woman at higher risk for developing breast cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

   

Though most breast conditions do not increase a woman’s risk for developing cancer, some breast changes do.

Cysts, fibrocystic breast changes, fibroadenomas, and mastitis are common breast conditions that are non-cancerous and do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Other breast conditions – atypical hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ – can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to the NCI.

Talk to your doctor for more information about breast conditions that can increase your risk of breast cancer.

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Source: Thomas Heck, MD, Gem City Surgical Breast Care Center

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