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View in Spanish: Enfermedad proliferativa benigna de la mama

Benign proliferative breast disease (beh-NINE proh-LIH-fuh-ruh-tiv brest dih-ZEEZ)
A group of noncancerous conditions that may increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Examples include ductal hyperplasia, lobular hyperplasia, and papillomas.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.