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My dr says I have fibrocystic breasts he said its common sometimes.Am i more prone to ca?& how will i know if its just cystic tissue or ca during exam

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Dr. Charles Foulks
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In brief: No and FCD confuses

Fibrocystic disease (fcd) is not a risk factor for breast cancer.
However it makes breast self-examination probematic: is it fcd or a suspicious lump? Although breast self-exam is not associated with decreased mortality from breast cancer, i believe that it is safe and that you need to know what your normal breast tissue feels like. It can lead to increased number of mammograms.

In brief: No and FCD confuses

Fibrocystic disease (fcd) is not a risk factor for breast cancer.
However it makes breast self-examination probematic: is it fcd or a suspicious lump? Although breast self-exam is not associated with decreased mortality from breast cancer, i believe that it is safe and that you need to know what your normal breast tissue feels like. It can lead to increased number of mammograms.
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