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Will fibrocystic breast disease eventually or inevitably lead to breast cancer?

Will fibrocystic breast disease eventually or inevitably lead to breast cancer?

NO: Fibrocystic disease is now termed fibrocystic change and by itself is not associated with increased risk for breast cancer. However, regular breast self examinations and mammograms are still recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can fibrocystic breast disease lead to breast cancer?

Can fibrocystic breast disease lead to breast cancer?

No, but...: All women at some time have some of the changes we used to call "fibrocystic disease". Fibrosis and cysts pose no risk. If a woman has sclerosing adenosis or one of the atypical epithelial hyperplasias, her risk for a subsequent breast cancer is somewhat increased. I'd urge old-fashioned self-exam at the same time each month for all women, with biopsy of any dominant mass. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing fibrocystic breast disease for years. I am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?

I'm experiencing fibrocystic breast disease for years. I am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?

NO: Fibrocystic changes can make it more difficult to examine breasts, and therefore may delay diagnosis in pre menopausal women, but as a rule there's minimal evidence to suggest that fibrocystic changes increases your risk of breast cancer. Just continue self breast exams, annual mammography, and physician exams yearly. Now, go and enjoy life. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had fibrocystic breast disease for years. I am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?

What to do if I have had fibrocystic breast disease for years. I am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?

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. The question is really moot as hopefully you're doing self-exam and otherwise keeping up cancer surveillance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dear sir, is bilateral fibrocystic breast disease - (category 2 )- a cancer?

Dear sir, is bilateral fibrocystic breast disease - (category 2 )- a cancer?

No: Fibrocystic disease is definitely a benign breast condition that effects many women. You should of course continue with you own self breast exams during the same monthly stage of your cycle and follow your doctors advice on breast imaging. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for fibrocystic breast disease?

No cure: Fibrocystic breast disease is the presence of fibrocystic tissue in the breasts. There is no cure for fibrocystic breast disease but there is treatment to decrease the discomfort. Decreasing caffeine intake will minimize breast tenderness and increasing vitamin e to 800 or 1000 international units (iu) each day will also decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic breast disease is also known as Fibrocystic breasts. Fibrocystic breast disease is a condition where the breasts develop non-cancerous lumps made of fibrous tissue. These can cause discomfort and pain that fluctuates ...Read more