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What is a benign fibroid adanoma?

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Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Benign breast tumor: A benign fibroadenoma is the most common breast tumor and is more common in women <30 years of age. It is a solitary, solid, mobile mass with well-defined edges, and the size may vary with your menstrual cycle. A fine needle biopsy confirms the benign nature, and treatment is usually surgical excision.
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Many times a core needle biopsy is performed with placement of a clip. Many times the fibroadenoma is not removed unless it is very large.
Sep 15, 2016
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 41 years experience
Fibroadenoma: This is benign (not cancer) tumor, I am assuming of the breast. Arising from the breast tissue forming a hard, solid mass.
Last updated Mar 22, 2020


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