Showing posts with label Fibrocystic Disease. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fibrocystic Disease. Show all posts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

What is Fibrocystic Disease


Fibrocystic disease occurs when there are fluid-filled cystic lumps of duct tissue. These lumps are surrounded by a scar-like capsule of tissue in the breasts.
Although harmless, these lumps can sometimes be the site of pain ( mastalgia ) that recurs late in each 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.