DCIS in a close relative ‘raises risk’ for invasive breast cancer

A Swedish registry study sheds light on how risk varies depending on family history
Reuters Health Staff writer
family tree with women with breast cancer in pink

Women have similar risks for invasive breast cancer whether they have a family history of the same condition or of breast carcinoma in situ, German researchers report.

The study team analysed cancer occurrence in more than five million Swedish women born after 1931 using registry data from 1958-2015.