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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


sclerosing adenosis  listen  (skleh-ROH-sing A-deh-NOH-sis)

  A benign condition in which scar-like tissue is found in a gland, such as the breast lobules or the prostate. A biopsy may be needed to tell the difference between the abnormal tissue and cancer. Women with sclerosing adenosis of the breast may have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer.