Fibrocystic Disease Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Fibrocystic Disease? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at ThirdAge.com.

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How to Prevent Fibrocystic Disease


There is no clear way to prevent fibrocystic disease. The most important issue for you and your doctor is being able to distinguish this condition from breast cancer. Follow your doctor's guidelines for breast cancer screening. The following recommendations are for women with no symptoms who are not at high risk for breast cancer:

  • Mammograms:
    • Age 40-49-Recommendations vary from waiting until age 50 to having the screening every 1-2 years.
    • Age 50-74-ranges from every year to every two years
  • Clinical breast exam:
    • Age 20-39-ranges from every year to every 3 years
    • Age 40 and older-every year
  • Breast self-exam :
    • Age 20 and older-optional; talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.



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Learn what Fibrocystic Disease is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Fibrocystic Disease Causes
Causes
What causes Fibrocystic Disease? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Fibrocystic Disease Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Fibrocystic Disease? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Fibrocystic Disease Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Fibrocystic Disease Symptoms
Symptoms
What are the Fibrocystic Disease symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Fibrocystic Disease Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Fibrocystic Disease
Screening
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Fibrocystic Disease Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Fibrocystic Disease Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Fibrocystic Disease? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Fibrocystic Disease Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Fibrocystic Disease treatment options are available?
Fibrocystic Disease Care
Care
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