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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



fibrocystic breast changes  listen  (FY-broh-SIS-tik brest CHAYN-jiz)

  A common condition marked by benign (not cancer) changes in breast tissue. These changes may include irregular lumps or cysts, breast discomfort, sensitive nipples, and itching. These symptoms may change throughout the menstrual cycle and usually stop after menopause. Also called benign breast disease, fibrocystic breast disease, and mammary dysplasia.