Fibrocystic breast changes lead to the development of fluid-filled round or oval sacs cysts and more prominent scar-like fibrous tissue, which can make breasts feel tender, lumpy or ropy. Fibrocystic breasts are composed of tissue that feels lumpy or rope-like in texture. Doctors call this nodular or glandular breast tissue. It's not at all uncommon to have fibrocystic breasts. More than half of women experience fibrocystic breast changes at some point in their lives. In fact, medical professionals have stopped using the term "fibrocystic breast disease" and now simply refer to "fibrocystic breasts" or "fibrocystic breast changes" because having fibrocystic breasts isn't really a disease. Breast changes categorized as fibrocystic are considered normal.
I've had a short illness that made me loose weight and my left breast was looking slightly thicker to the right. I thought it was from weight loss but thought I'd get it checked out anyway. Well went to the Dr who said it was fine but my right breast has thickened tissue
Back to Health A to Z. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. There's a good chance of recovery if it's detected in its early stages.