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A 19-year-old female asked:

If fibroadenoma in breast is benign then why does the doc want to see me 6 months later? i thought it wasn't cancerous.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Some follow up is de: It is desirable to have some follow up in order to be 100% sure because the diagnosis of fibroadenoma requires certain amount of follow up to be sure that it is not growing in size. If it remains unchanged, nothing further needs to be done. But if it is growing surgical removal may be needed/required. So you can see your doctor in 6 or in 12 months...ask him/her for a longer interval if you want
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
There is a remote: chance it might be a more aggressive fibroepithelial tumor with features overlapping fibroadenoma(a very indolent form of fibroepithelial lesion), so the short interval follow up is a safety net of sorts...if the lesion grows quickly, it needs to be removed.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2018


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