A 31-year-old member asked:
Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do i need removal or surgery?
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Dr. Andrew Turrisianswered
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
How do you know: It is a fibroadenoma only if it has not been excised? And I do not know the distinction between "removal" & "surgery". It needs to be excised to prove diagnosis and margins, and assure there is no other surprised microscopically.
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Dr. Mazen Ghanianswered
Radiology 26 years experience
Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2017
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