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Can fibroadenomas turn into breast cancer?

Can fibroadenomas turn into breast cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors and cannot become malignant. There are rare types that can be locally aggressive within the breast, called phyllodes tumors. If you had this type of fibroadenoma, we would recommend surgical removal. Otherwise, fibroadenomas can be left in the breast once diagnosis is established, provided that it is not large or painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast. They are often estrogen sensitive and are prone to grow in estrogen-rich environments. Accordingly, it is not uncomon for these to develop after puberty, pregnancy, or following the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. If a biopsy has been performed to establish the diagnosis, they do not need to be removed. ...Read more

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I also have a lump in my left breast. Is it breast cancer or a cryst or fibroadenomas in breast?

I also have a lump in my left breast. Is it breast cancer or a cryst or fibroadenomas in breast?

At your age: It is very unlikely to be breast cancer, and more likely to be benign. See your doctor, you will probably need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Should I have a mammogram? I am 31, have had a fibroadenoma removed several years ago and no family history of breast cancer.

Should I have a mammogram? I am 31, have had a fibroadenoma removed several years ago and no family history of breast cancer.

NO , no indication: At the age of 31 no indication for mammography , unless have strong suspicion due to brca i ; ! ( genetic ) even after 40 routine screening mammography id not improve in survival in recent canadian study ( controversial ref ny times article and my comment ). Go for regular scheduled check ups ...Read more

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Can the radiologist tell breast cancer from a fibroadenoma during a ultrasound, or do you need a biopsy?

Can the radiologist tell breast cancer from a fibroadenoma during a ultrasound, or do you need a biopsy?

Usually yes,: He can distinguish fibroadenoma from cancer, but not always. Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. Ask your doctor what he recommends, after he reviews the study with you. ...Read more

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Utz shows nodule is most likely fibroadenoma 1cm x 0.4cm. Im 29 y/o do i need FNA biopsy. My mom has breast cancer?

Utz shows nodule is most likely fibroadenoma 1cm x 0.4cm. Im 29 y/o do i need FNA biopsy. My mom has breast cancer?

Fibroadenoma: Fibroadenoma is a benign well circumscribed tumor with two components, epithelium and stroma. Only very rarely is the epithelium found to be atypical enough to be called carcinoma in situ and much more rarely to have invasive cancer. Another tumor called phyllodes Tumor can resemble Fibroadenoma closely and does have malignant variants. Good pathology exam is useful here. FNA or core bx OK. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst,ct scan results were normal

Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst,ct scan results were normal

CT can detect: the enlarged lymph nodes associated with lymphoma, but a biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis. CT can occasionally pickup a breast cancer, but it is generally not utilized for detecting breast cancer or evaluating breast abnormalities. Mammography, ultrasound, and mri are more appropriate. ...Read more

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I have fibrodenoma last 2 years. Now there is pinching pain sometimes. What does it means? Is it changing into breast cancer?

I have fibrodenoma last 2 years. Now there is pinching pain sometimes. What does it means? Is it changing into breast cancer?

Not likely: If your doctor is absolutely sure that you have a fibroadenoma and nothing more. In general, breast cancer is uncommon at your age, fibroadenoma does not turn into cancer, and cancers are not painful. But these are general statements and exceptions occur frequently. Best to see your doctor for specific advice about your case. ...Read more

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Is it possible cyst in the breast turn into breast cancer? What causes cyst in the breast? is the breast cyst dangerous? thank you

Depends: There are many types of cysts. Simple cysts rarely if ever are cancer. Complex cysts can be more dangerous. If you have a cyst, be sure to follow up with your doctor. They may want to do a needle aspiration and sample the fluid. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


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