Fibrocystic breast disease is a commonly used phrase to describe painful, lumpy breasts. The word "disease" makes women worry that their breasts are abnormal, but this is not really a disease.
Some health care providers use the phrase "fibrocystic change" because it sounds less worrisome to the patient.
Mammary dysplasia; Diffuse cystic mastopathy; Benign breast disease
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