Published in Cancer Weekly, April 24th, 2006
"Over the course of many years of a woman's reproductive lifespan, the breast tissue is simply prone to develop areas of irregularity in texture. This is the lumpy bumpiness of what we call fibrocystic changes in the breast," says Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, director of the Breast Care Center at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The breast is made up of different types of tissues, which are all influenced by hormones over the course of a...
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