Persistent and atypical lobules in the human breast may be precancerous

S. R. Wellings, Hanne M Jensen, M. R. DeVault

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Persistent human mammary lobules (PL) remaining after the menopause, and certain atypical lobules (ALA) are morphologically similar to the common preneoplastic hyperplastic alveolar nodule (HAN) of mice of strains having a high incidence of mammary carcinoma. This and other evidence suggest that like the HAN of mice human PL and ALA are precancerous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1463-1465
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1976

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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