Mammographic parenchymal patterns and risk factors for breast cancer.

  title={Mammographic parenchymal patterns and risk factors for breast cancer.},
  author={Virginia L. Ernster and S. T. Sacks and Carolyn A. Peterson and Roland Schweitzer},
  volume={134 3},
A classification scheme to mammographically identify women at high risk for breast cancer proposes four patterns of breast duct prominence: N1 (normal), P1, P2, and DY (dysplasia). The authors investigated the claims of several studies that women who later get breast cancer are more likely than controls to be in the P2 and DY categories, and attempted to determine whether parenchymal patterns are related to known epidemiological risk factors. Mammograms of the noncancerous breast of 102 women… CONTINUE READING

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