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At my last check up, i forgot to tell the doctor about breast fibroadenoma. is that ok?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Depends: Is your doctor aware that it had been present in the past or is it very new for you? Have you had it evaluated for any changes by ultrasound? Do you have any family risks for breast cancer? If it is something that has been present and stable for some time, then you could discuss it at your next visit. If it is concerning or changing for you, contact the doctor soon.
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Dr. Winnie Polen
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
Agreed. A fibroadenoma is a benign entity. However, it should be watched in case it becomes symptomatic or increases in size
Feb 17, 2012
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Breast fibrinoma: Simple fibroadenoma has no risk of developing breast cancer. But, the risk of breast cancer slightly increases if the complex fibriadenomas is associated with adjacent proliferation histology or if there is a family history of breast cancer. Simple fibriadenoma does not require excision. However, if the fibroadenoma increases in size or symptomatic, then excion should be done to rule out cancer.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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