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is it possible cyst in the breast turn into breast cancer? what causes cyst in the breast? is the breast cyst dangerous? thank you

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Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: There are many types of cysts. Simple cysts rarely if ever are cancer. Complex cysts can be more dangerous. If you have a cyst, be sure to follow up with your doctor. They may want to do a needle aspiration and sample the fluid. Hope this helps!
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Cysts form: when milk ducts become blocked, then fill with fluid and dilate. Simple cysts are benign and have no malignant potential.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019

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