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fibrocystic breast disease after menopause

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dense breasts: Due to decling levels of estrogen, fibrocystic disease is not a problem generally.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and no: Yes in younger women we monitor those with this condition for a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. But as in your case, more than 90% of women wil ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It is not: If you had been given a diagnosis of atypical epithelial hyperplasia, sclerosing adenosis or one of its kin, your right might have been a bit higher. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Heredity & hormones: .
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Studies have been contradictory regarding the relationship between smoking and fibrocystic changes. Periductal mastitis and subareolar abscesses ar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Simple fibrocystic change has no relationship to future cancer, and since basically all women have it, it's a non-predictor. Some of the proliferative ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Usually, although...: ...Men with gynecomastia can develop fibrocystic changes, albeit to a much milder degree.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
38 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: We think that combined hormone replacement including estrogen and Progesterone cause an increase in breast cancer of which paget's disease if the brea ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many have: Fibrocstic disease; few develop breast cancer. In addition to the genetic and familial risks, dense breasts are emerging as an independent risk, but ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Probably so: Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive in younger women(<45 year olds). On the other hand, breast Cancer is much more common in the post menopau ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
18 years experience Medical Oncology
It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed.: There are women with dense breasts and palpable cysts...There are also women with fatty breasts and some have both, the fat is very radiolucent, the f ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Absolutely NOT: Fibrocystic changes are small cysts that develop in the breast. They are not precancerous and do not have any risk of cancer. This is one of this most ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mammogram first: The first step is an exam by your doctor and a mammogram to rule out life threatening problems. If in fact you do have only fibrocystic breast diseas ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience General Surgery
Fibrocystic breasts : Fibrocystic breast disease is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in both breasts. The lumpiness is due to small breast masses or breast ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This should be evaluated by your doctor.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some adv ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Can be hereditary: Painful breast swelling and lumpiness in the breasts, worse around the menstrual cycle, is a common feeling from fibrocystic breasts. Dense mammogram ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Don't use: I've never seen any scientific literature or patient studies that show any real improvement from these types of products. I think a consultation with ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation thera ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Cancer: If your doctor has not arranged any breast imaging, it might be time to find a different doctor.
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