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Can a fibroadenoma develop into cancer?

Can a fibroadenoma develop into cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas don't turn into breast cancer, which is a good thing because they are very common!

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Can fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Very Unlikely: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors of the breast. They are quite common and are not precancerous. Very rarely there have been cases reported where a fibroadenoma has been thought to turn into a tumor called a cystosarcoma phyllodes of the breast which is a very unusual type of breast cancer.

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Does fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Does fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

Benign but depends: Fibroadenoma of breast is a benign disease , rarely transforms to malignancy , but if there is a family history of breast cancer , chances increases to 3.7 , compared to normal population who did not have family history of breast cancer.

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Does my chance of cancer increase after fibroadenoma?

Does my chance of cancer increase after fibroadenoma?

Slightly, maybe: Good question. A fibroadenoma is absolutely not cancer and won't turn into cancer. There's some difference of opinion as to whether a woman who has had a fibroadenoma is more at risk for future breast cancer, but no one suggests that such a woman should do anything beyond the usual self-care, body awareness and routine cancer screening.

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What is fibroadenoma of the breast? A cancer?

What is fibroadenoma of the breast? A cancer?

Benign tumor: Fibroadenomas are common noncancerous (benign) tumors of the breast. They frequently appear in older teenagers and young adults. Get it checked out. If it is confirmed to be a fibrioadenoma you have the choice of surgical removal or close followup.

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Fibroadenoma in 33 y old. report: oval, well circumscribed lesion 0.4 inch wide. birad 3. follow up 3 mths. no biopsy done. chance of being cancer?

Fibroadenoma in 33 y old. report: oval, well circumscribed lesion 0.4 inch wide. birad 3. follow up 3 mths. no biopsy done. chance of being cancer?

It is a benign tumor: Fibroadenoma is a common condition among the young females. The diagnosis is frequently made on physical examination and confirmed with a mammogram. A biopsy is not required unless it starts to grow and increase in size. So you can watch it for 6 months up to one year and note any change in size and have a follow up visit with your doctor at least once yearly.

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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.

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Help! i've had a fibroadenoma for 6 years and my latest ultrasound shows "suspicious changes" I have to wait for biopsy. Omg do I have cancer!? I'm25

Help! i've had a fibroadenoma for 6 years and my latest ultrasound shows "suspicious changes" I have to wait for biopsy. Omg do I have cancer!? I'm25

Being scared: Most likely not. But the doctor who did the test was not sure and did the exact next right thing. Plan or do a biopsy. The only thing to do now is to breathe and wait. The answer will come quick enough.

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In 2007 fibroadenoma (5cm). in menopause since 2009, today found another one, same mammal (3 cm). Have I more risk of breath cancer than other people?

Slightly : Just monitor by self exam and perhaps imaging and get seen if anything else turns up. Having had a fibroadenoma does confer a slightly greater risk, but good self-care that you have given yourself more than overbalances this.

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I had fibroadenoma in 2009. In 2013 i found a cyst in the same breast. Are these risk factors for cancer? A cyst can degenerate ? Thanks

I had fibroadenoma in 2009. In 2013 i found a cyst in the same breast. Are these risk factors for cancer? A cyst can degenerate ? Thanks

Cysts are harmless: Simple cysts of the breast are harmless and "degeneration" has nothing to do with malignant change. Having had a fibroadenoma does put you at slightly greater statistical lifetime risk for breast cancer, but you'd simply do well to keep up surveillance, not ignoring self-exams. You mention abdominal obesity, fitness and weight loss may help you reduce your risk as well. Best wishes.

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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.

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I was detected with a tiny fibroadenoma on my left breast. i would like to know if this could cause cancer or cause any kind of problem in the near future, also i would like to know if i require to do a surgery.

I was detected with a  tiny fibroadenoma on my left breast. i would like to know if this could cause cancer or cause any kind of problem in the near future, also i would like to know if i require to do a surgery.

Depends: Fibroadenoma is the most common benign breast tumor made up of glandular and connective tissues in females in their 20s-30s. If the mass is small, stable, no enlargement, closed monitoring is recommended. However, surgical removal is recommended if the mass is enlarged with surgical correction possible without overt scarring to the area.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Diagnostic mamm and ultrasound showed what appreared to be fibroidadnoma but with lobulation at one end- had biopsy. What are chances this is cancer?

Diagnostic mamm and ultrasound showed what appreared to be fibroidadnoma but with lobulation at one end- had biopsy.  What are chances this is cancer?

Why guess...: ...When you can be 100% certain as soon as the pathology results return? More often than not, when it looks like a fibroadenoma, it turns out to be just that. Of course, if we were 100% certain, we wouldn't need to do a biopsy. This "limbo" time can be very difficult--try to occupy your thoughts with anything but the biopsy. I hope it all turns out well!