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Is surgery necessary ever if a fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience in Breast Surgery
Not a disease: Fibrocystic changes refer to a spectrum of benign variations seen within breast tissue. It is not a "disease" and in and itself does not significantly impact risk (breast density and nodularity may impact the ability and siensitivity of screening however and mammographic density has been identified as a risk marker).
Answered on Aug 25, 2013
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