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A 22-year-old female asked:

Benign fibroadenoma lump 3x2cm found on my left breast. am 22yrs old. is it necessary to excise it because i dont want to do a surgery & have a scar?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Breast lump: That is a fairly significant sized lesion. I am assuming a needle biopsy was performed to establish the diagnosis. While it most likely is benign - and never degenerate my recommendation would be to have it removed. Depending on where it is - an excision around the areola may hide the scar. Good luck

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Last updated Dec 22, 2015

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