Fibrocystic breast changes once called fibrocystic breast disease is a common benign breast condition in which a woman has painful lumps in her breasts. Fibrocystic breasts are composed of tissue that feels lumpy or rope-like in texture. Doctors call this nodular or glandular breast tissue.
Most fibrocystic breast changes are the result of monthly hormonal changes and are nothing to be concerned about. If you have fibrocystic breast disease, your breasts have more pronounced changes in response to these hormones. This results in swelling and tender or painful lumps.
Some cysts in fibrocystic breasts look or feel like cancerous lumps and require a biopsy