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Can having fibrocystic breasts increase your chance of getting cancer?

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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Not a disease

Fibrocystic changes refer to a spectrum of benign variations seen within breast tissue.
It is not a "disease" and in and itself does not significantly impact risk (breast density and nodularity may impact the ability and siensitivity of screening however and mammographic density has been identified as a risk marker).

In brief: Not a disease

Fibrocystic changes refer to a spectrum of benign variations seen within breast tissue.
It is not a "disease" and in and itself does not significantly impact risk (breast density and nodularity may impact the ability and siensitivity of screening however and mammographic density has been identified as a risk marker).
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery

In brief: No

Fibrocystic changes(fcc) does not increase your risk but if you have extremely lumpy or dense breasts, it can make it harder to find a small cancer.
It is imprtant to perform monthly breast self excam so that you can detect any abnormality.

In brief: No

Fibrocystic changes(fcc) does not increase your risk but if you have extremely lumpy or dense breasts, it can make it harder to find a small cancer.
It is imprtant to perform monthly breast self excam so that you can detect any abnormality.
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