Papillary lesions (benign growths in the milk- I producing ducts) account for 7% to 3% of lesions sampled by core needle biopsies.

New finding: More than 20% of patients diagnosed with papillary lesions who underwent surgery or further imaging tests were found to harbor adjacent cells that increase breast cancer risk.

If you are diagnosed with a breast lesion: Ask your doctor what type it is and discuss whether removal is appropriate. If you have a papillary lesion that has not been surgically removed, monitor it closely with imaging tests.

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