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The Epstein-Barr virus—one of the most common infections in the world—seems to increase the risk for several cancers, including breast cancer. The virus changes cells in the breast that could lead to cancer decades later, scientists surmise.
Women are routinely given a needle biopsy when they are diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), a benign, non-invasive abnormality in the milk ducts of the breast. But the test is unnecessary, say doctors at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, who have already stopped using it. It could also spread the abnormal tissue to the breast.
Most women diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) are not dying from breast cancer-but from heart disease
One in every five women who are told they have breast cancer doesn't have the disease at all
Women who are diagnosed with atypia (abnormal growth in the breast) or DCIS (ductal carcinoma in-situ) should always get a second opinion