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Mayo Clinic researchers find that new data contradict current recommendations for management of breast biopsy abnormalities

  • Posted: January 30, 2014

Contrary to existing understanding, long-term follow-up of patients with two types of breast tissue abnormalities suggests that both types of abnormalities have the same potential to progress to breast cancer. Findings from this study could improve clinical management of patients with breast tissue abnormalities.

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