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) and tested turn out to be benign. 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.

Last Medical Review: 03/16/2015
Last Revised: 06/10/2015