(Of a disease) characterized by the development of fibrous tissue and cystic spaces, typically in the pancreas or the breast.
- Women with a fibrocystic disease should continue to do breast self-examination.
- If a person has had a biopsy that shows certain kinds of fibrocystic disease, she may be at increased risk.
- Most breast tenderness that comes and goes with the period is due to benign fibrocystic disease and should not be a cause for concern.
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