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What is atypical hyperplasia?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Atypical Hyperplasia is a condition in which abnormal breast cells are found in either the breast lobules (atypical lobular hyperplasia) or the breast ducts (atypical ductal hyperplasia). Atypical hyperplasia is not cancer. But having it increases breast cancer risk.

This answer is based on source information from Office of Women's Health.

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