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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


fibrocystic breast disease  listen  (FY-broh-SIS-tik brest dih-ZEEZ)

  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 changes, and mammary dysplasia.