If I Have Fibrocystic Changes In My Breasts Should I See My Doctor For Every New Lump?

Question: If I have fibrocystic changes in my breasts, should I have each new lump evaluated by my doctor?

Answer: "Fibrocystic changes of the breast" is a common term that's used to describe normal breasts which are somewhat thicker or more dense than other people's breasts. Fibrocystic change is not really a disease or a specific entity. Any woman who develops a new lump in the breast should have that lump evaluated independently, even if she's had lumps in the past which have proved to be not cancer. The next lump she develops certainly could prove to be cancer.

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