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Will Fibrocystic Breast Disease Eventually Or Inevitably Lead To Breast Cancer
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
31 y/o h/o fibrocystic breasts. What are chances of stage 3 or 4 cancer being dx or missed bc doctor thinking lumps were fibrocystic breast disease?
I have a small pea size lump right armpit/breast area with pain throughout cycle... H/o fibrocystic breast disease.. Ob blew me off. It's on the other side but right side bigger. Should I be concerned about cancer?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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