fibrocystic disease of the breast


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Noun1.fibrocystic disease of the breast - the presence of one or more cysts in a breast
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Women can be assured that fibrocystic disease of the breast is a purely benign condition and there is no risk of developing malignancy.
Indicators of higher risk are: advanced age, breast cancer in mother, sister, or daughter, early onset of first period (under age 12), menopause after the age of 50, late first pregnancy or not having children, being white, a history of cancer of the uterus or in the other breast, fibrocystic disease of the breast, or having an abnormality in certain genes.