hyperplasia

(hy-per-PLAY-zuh) too much growth of cells or tissue in a specific area, such as the lining of the breast ducts or the prostate. By itself, hyperplasia is not cancerous, but when there is a lot of growth or the cells are not like normal cells, the risk of cancer developing is greater.

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