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View in Spanish: Cambios fibroquísticos de la mama

Fibrocystic breast changes (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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.