A benign breast condition is a breast problem that is not cancerous. Breasts respond to changes in hormone levels during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause. These changes can make the breasts feel more sensitive, tender, or painful. Age and some medications can also cause breast changes.
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Some common benign breast conditions include fibrocystic changes, fibroadenomas, intraductal papillomas, traumatic fat necrosis, mastitis, and lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS. While these conditions are not cancerous, some of them can increase the risk of developing breast cancer later.
Because benign breast conditions can present many of the same symptoms or signs as breast cancer, you should always notify your provider right away if you notice any breast changes. Even if it’s not cancer, it’s important to have your condition diagnosed and treated.