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  1. People from an Ashkenazi Jewish background have an increased risk of inheriting a breast cancer gene fault.…

  2. Breast lumps and non cancerous conditions, such as ductal hyperplasia and fibrocystsic disease do not usually beocme cancerous.…

  3. Itching can be a sign of breast cancer, but this is very rare. If you have itching for more than a couple of weeks see your doctor.…

  4. Some breast cancer treatments can increase the risk of bone thinning (osteoporosis) but there are things you can do to reduce the risk.…

  5. Both tamoxifen and anastrozole work very well at helping to prevent early breast cancer coming back after surgery.…

  6. Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after an early menopause does not increase the risk of breast cancer as the HRT dose is low.…

  7. A mastectomy will almost certainly cure ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). If you need to have the breast removed you can have a new breast shape made.…

  8. The pill does increase the risk of some cancers, but lowers the risk of others.…

  9. Poorly differentiated refers to how the cancer cells look under a microscope. It means that the cells don't look much like normal cells.…

  10. Being overweight is a risk factor for a number of different diseases, including various types of cancer.…

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