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Breast Cysts Definition & Overview

Definition

Fibrocystic disease occurs when there are fluid-filled lumps surrounded by a scar-like capsule of tissue in the breasts.

Although harmless, these lumps can sometimes cause pain (mastalgia) that recurs with the menstrual cycle. The greatest problem with fibrocystic disease is telling the difference between this condition and breast cancer . Some forms of fibrocystic disease are more common in women who go on to develop breast cancer.

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