Non-Cancerous Breast Conditions

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Non-cancerous Breast Conditions

Non-cancerous breast conditions are breast changes that are not cancer. They are very common and most women have them. In fact, most breast changes that are sampled (biopsied [by-op-seed]) and tested turn out to be benign (be-nine). Benign is another word for non-cancerous.

Unlike breast cancers, benign breast conditions are not life-threatening. But sometimes they can cause symptoms that bother you. And certain benign conditions are linked with a higher risk of developing breast cancer in the future. We will cover this in more detail later.

Last Medical Review: 01/14/2014
Last Revised: 01/14/2014