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For example, a woman with two affected relatives, one who was aged Ͻ50 at diagnosis, has a 25% chance of developing breast cancer by the age of 65. 036 95% CI) for each year of use. 034) for each year delay in natural menopause. The risk of breast cancer is higher with combined oestrogen and progestogen, amounting to a doubling of risk after five years of use. This risk seems independent of the dose of oestrogen, type of oestrogen, and mode of delivery (oral or transdermal). The same is true for progestogen content.
Treatment is debridement of dead and infected tissue. Tuberculosis of left breast with multiple sinuses Recurrent persistent infection, despite repeated drainage. Infection started after insertion of a nipple ring Lymphocytic lobulitis Also known as sclerosing lymphocytic lobulitis, lymphocytic lobulitis is associated in some patients with autoimmune disorders. A similar condition occurs in people with diabetes and is known as diabetic mastopathy or lymphocytic mastitis. These conditions present as a mass that can resemble malignancy.
Current evaluation, however, suggests that such overdiagnosis occurs in only a small proportion of cases and that the overall benefits far exceed the potential harm. Women should, however, be fully informed of both the potential benefits and harms associated with mammographic screening. The effectiveness of mammographic screening is influenced by several factors. A dense background pattern on mammography significantly reduces the sensitivity of screening. The sensitivity of mammography for malignancy is as high as 98% where the background pattern is fatty but this falls to less than 50% in the dense breast.