What are benign breast conditions?

Benign breast conditions (also known as benign breast diseases) are noncancerous disorders that can affect the breast. Your doctor may use the term “fibrocystic change” to describe a range of benign breast conditions.

Some benign breast conditions can cause discomfort or pain and may need treatment. Others need no treatment. Some benign breast conditions mimic breast cancer and tests are needed to make a diagnosis.

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Can benign breast conditions increase the risk of breast cancer?

Although benign breast conditions are not breast cancer, some types increase the risk of breast cancer.

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