A 31-year-old female asked:
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history of fibroadenomas cryo 3 yr ago lump in same breast, same place but smaller now. new doc says it's the same one cryo didn't work no new biopsy.

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It may need to be re: Watch if it is growing in size. Your doctor can also monitor it and use Sonogram to check if it is growing over a period of time. It will need to be removed if it is growing in Size. Biopsy may be an alternative to surgical removal. Seek second opinion to be sure that two doctors can agree to the monitoring and Treatment plan.
Answered on Sep 22, 2015
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Same lesion: While cryosurgery has been used for years in treating tumors both benign and malignant, it has failed to become a standard for attempting complete therapeutic responses. Usually a solitary fibroadenoma is excised under local anesthesia. Cryo more often employed for malignancy but often fails to gain full control with smaller but residual lesion as in this case. Excision may still be beneficial.
Answered on Sep 22, 2015

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