Benign breast disease is very common and this encompasses but is not limited to: cysts, fibroadenomas and fat necrosis, but there are many others. There are some breast conditions that are noncancerous (benign) but do increase your risk for breast cancer such as hyperplasia. At Breast Care Specialists of Carolina PLLC, Dr. Thomas performs a very methodical examination and workup to provide an accurate diagnosis. More often than not, these benign (noncancerous) conditions of the breast do not require formal surgery although needle aspiration or biopsy may be required to confirm the diagnosis. Obtaining a diagnosis in the office is now the standard of care when feasible, and Dr. Thomas is committed to providing the highest level of breast care while continuing to be progressive in the field of breast health because of her commitment to excellence.