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Can benign breast cysts become cancerous?

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Dr. John Rimmer
Surgery

In brief: No

Simple breast cysts are benign and cannot become cancers.

In brief: No

Simple breast cysts are benign and cannot become cancers.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: No.

Cysts are a common condition, especially in women 35-50.
The biggest problem with cysts is that it is impossible to differentiate them from tumors by physical examination or mammography; ultrasound or needle aspiration is necessary. Very rarely, breast cancers grow so fast that the center of the tumor can become liquified and resemble a cyst; either of these techniques should determine this.

In brief: No.

Cysts are a common condition, especially in women 35-50.
The biggest problem with cysts is that it is impossible to differentiate them from tumors by physical examination or mammography; ultrasound or needle aspiration is necessary. Very rarely, breast cancers grow so fast that the center of the tumor can become liquified and resemble a cyst; either of these techniques should determine this.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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