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Benign breast conditions

Benign conditions of the breast are changes to the breast tissues that are not related to cancer and are not usually life-threatening.

  • atypical hyperplasia
  • breast pain (mastalgia)
  • breast cysts
  • fibroadenoma
  • fibrocystic breast changes
  • gynecomastia (breast enlargement in men)
  • mammary duct ectasia
  • nipple discharge
  • other benign conditions
    • radial scars
    • fat necrosis
    • adenosis


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