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Can asymm thickening be fibrocystic changes? I'm 51, had fibrocystic lumps detected before but new doctor is abrasive and scared me, mamm is sched.
Not at all: No they are not cancerous and completely benign. However when one biopsies these lesions sometimes the pathologist can see ductal hyperplasia or atypical ductal hyperplasia in the setting of fibrocystic changes. These findings increase one's risk of developing cancer from 1.5x to 5x respectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast mass: Yes it could be normal breast morphology. On the therhand it could be fibrocystic disease, fibroadenoma or more seriously breast cancer to name a few. Your age is a factor, the quality of the lump, the mobility of the lump, skin texture and some other factors. You should have your breast evaluated by your md and possibly get an ultrasound or mammogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast lumps: Breast lumps that are tender with a history of Fibrocystic diseases are likely just that. Typically they vary in size and degree of tenderness with hormone fluctuations, caffeine intake, etc. Unusual lumps or persistent tender areas should be checked to be sure. Also if family history of breast cancer always best to err on side of getting checked. ...Read more
Yes: The breasts go through changes related to hormone levels, stress and caffeine. The lumps will come and go. It is important to become familiar with your lumpiness and be able to distinguish your normal lump from something that feels abnormal. Anything abnormal should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Mammogram better.: Hello, Yes a physician can have an impression of a benign breast vs. a malignancy. However, Mammogram would have a greater more definite screening than manual exam alone. Also the breast, if fibrocystic may interfere with what we can feel with our hands. The patient also has an impression about her own body and is a reliable source in determining a change in the nature of the breast tissue. ...Read more
Are the chances of breast cancer low in a 31 year old with no family history? I have fibrocystic breasts and constantly worry about different lumps.
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