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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Study Shows Breast Cancer Risk Rose As Breast Density Rose

Aunt Minnie (4/6) reports a study conducted since 2008 by the Ain Shams University in Cairo has found that risk for breast cancer among Egyptian women studied increased as breast density classification increased. Researchers split “136,833 women ranging in age from 40 to 65” into four groups according to ACR mammographic density guidelines: “class A, almost entirely fatty; class B, scattered fibroglandular tissue; class C, heterogeneously dense; and class D, extremely dense.” According to lead researcher Dr. Nivine Chalabi, there was a “statistically highly significant” rise in risk between class A and class B, as well as between any two ascending groups. 

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