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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is mastectomy an effective treatment for fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not indicated: Benign breast fibrocysric condition is not a "disease." it is fairly common & does not lead to breast cancer. Breast swelling, nodularity, discomfort & cysts occur. Mastectomy would not be indicated for this benign breast condition.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is any treatment necessary for a fibrocystic breast disease?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Fibrocystic breast disease(fcd) treatment depends on the presence of symptoms. The most common symptom is pain and can be quite problematic. Fcd symptoms can be treated with medications, dietary changes or removing fluid from the cyst(s)- also called cyst aspiration or fna.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is fibrocystic breast disease and what's the treatment for it?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Common: Common benign condition of painful breast swelling and breast nodularity in young women, often worse at menstrual cycle. It can run in families. It can be made worse with some hormone medications. I do not know of a specific "treatment" of this other than anti-inflammatory medication for discomfort. Resolves after menopause.

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