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Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Fibroadenoma (benign breast lump)--do I need removal or surgery?

Benign: A fibroadenoma is a very common benign breast mass that is found either incidentally on mammogram or ultrasound or is felt as a breast lump by the patient. Depending on the appearance and size of a fibroadenoma on imaging, it can be followed up, biopsied, or surgically removed. The majority however are left alone. ...Read more

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Breast Lump (Definition)

A breast lump is a mass that can be felt within the breast on physical examination. Most turn out to be benign, a smaller ...Read more


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What is cystosarcoma phylloides breast lump, variant of fibroadenoma?

What is cystosarcoma phylloides breast lump, variant of fibroadenoma?

No; rare cancer: Cystosarcoma phyllodes is a cancerous variant of a tumor that is uncommon but usually benign (phyllodes tumors). They can be confused with fibroadenomas, BENIGN common tumors. Can grow to be quite large, usually painless; are best completely removed after diagnosis made. Unlike other breast cancer, don't spread to lymph nodes, but spread in blood. Chemo/radiation offered. They tend to recur. ...Read more

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I'm 46 and had a core biopsy for a large breast lump. The diagnosis was fibroadenoma. Will it ever turn malignant?

I'm 46 and had a core biopsy for a large breast lump. The diagnosis was fibroadenoma. Will it ever turn malignant?

NO: Generally fibroadenomas are benign tumors that predcominantly occur in younger females of childbearing age. In and of themselves, they do not transform into malignant lesions. This is determined by other factors such as family history, genetic testing, calcfications, cellular atypia, etc. That will be a part of a complete hsitory and physical examination, . ...Read more

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I found breast lump mammogram shows fibroadenoma but I read in the report axillary lymphnodes mildly enlarged and mostly reactive what does this mean?

I found breast lump mammogram shows fibroadenoma but I read in the report axillary lymphnodes mildly enlarged and mostly reactive what does this mean?

Don't worry: At 19 it is most likely a benign fibroadenoma, so are reactive lymph nodes frequently seen in young woman, best options to take it out, or get a needle biopsy to establish diagnosis, then if it is fibroadenoma could be safely observed. ...Read more

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Had a biopsy on left breast lump last year, got diagnosed with fibroadenoma, can it cause pain? An little swelling

It may: Your breast fibroadenoma maybe enlarging. However, there may be other causes for your breast pain and swelling. I would suggest that you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have fibrocystic breast disease, bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy & fibroadenoma. Breast lump was present since puberty. Will danzole be safe to use?

I have fibrocystic breast disease, bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy & fibroadenoma. Breast lump was present since puberty. Will danzole be safe to use?

Depends: On your symptoms, remember fibrocystic changes in the breasts are "changes" not a disease, the fact you have axillary lymphadenopathy and fibro adenoma, means that you have been evaluated professionally, please don't self medicate, danazol is an impeded androgen and has its side effects, so kindly follow up with a breast specialist, have a 2nd or 3rd opinion, it's your right, good luck ...Read more

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I hv breast lump since 3 yrs. Now I feel pain in breast and armpit. Usg showed fibrodenoma of 8mm, prolactin is high. Can cancer remain same size? 26age

I hv breast lump since 3 yrs. Now I feel pain in breast and armpit. Usg showed fibrodenoma of 8mm, prolactin is high. Can cancer remain same size? 26age

Rare: It is rare for breast cancers to remain the same size for 3 yrs. You situation can be explained by the elevated prolactin level, which will cause breast swelling and tenderness. Cause for high prolactin include certain medications, brain tumors, and othe4rr glands not working well. ...Read more

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Pain of breast lump removal?

Pain of breast lump removal?

Depends but mild: Most patients have mild pain after a surgical bx and require narcotics only for a few days maybe less. If the lesion is benign, with current technology, many lumps can be removed percutaneously in the office under ultrasound guidance through a puncture rather than incision and patients generally require only over the counter pain meds (tylenol, advil, (ibuprofen) aleve). ...Read more

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Is breast lump removal painful?

Is breast lump removal painful?

Minor Surgery: A lumpectomy is usually performed under twilight anesthesia, so you will not be aware of the operation. After surgery, you will probably notice a "black-and-blue" type of soreness that should be well controlled with non-narcotic pain medication (i am a big fan of ibuprofen). Most people return to work in a few days and are back to normal activities in a week. Of course, check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the cost of breast lump removal?

What is the cost of breast lump removal?

$6, 000-10, 000: The last time I looked at this was ~10 years ago; the avg then was $6, 000. This includes hospital and all physician (surgeon, anesthesia, pathology) costs. If you need a biopsy and are uninsured, you may qualify for assistance. Please discuss this with your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to get a breast lump removal?

When is it necessary to get a breast lump removal?

Lump removal: A breast lump can be diagnosed by needle biopsy, typically. If the biopsy reveals cancer, then the lump needs to be removed. If the biopsy is inconclusive, the lump should also be removed, so a true diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal is your breast puckered?

After benign breast lump removal is your breast puckered?

Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with breast surgery so that we can, first and foremost, remove what we need to, but do so with minimal aesthetic changes. Of course, the size of the tumor relative to the breast and it's location will have an effect, but most patients have minimal changes. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshaped?

After benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshaped?

Not usually: The breast is a very forgiving organ with respect to post surgical changes provided that your surgeon follows a few simple rules. The tumor does not belong in your breast, therefore you should not have a loss of normal breast tissue. Scars can be hidden around the edge of the areola or under the breast. Please address this with your surgeon before surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: breast lump removal?

What is the definition or description of: breast lump removal?

Self explanatory: To remove a lesion from the breast, small incision underal anesthesia, open skin and remove lesion, send to pathology and determine nature. ...Read more

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After benign breast lump removal, are your breasts misshappen?

After benign breast lump removal, are your breasts misshappen?

Usually not: Benign or malignant, the lump created by a tumor "does not belong" in the breast; it's removal should theoretically return the breast to normal. The degree of deformity created by surgery depends on the amout of normal tissue disrupted & the location of the incision. An experienced breast surgeon can do this operation with minimal cosmetic deformity. We even have a name for it: oncoplastics. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshappen?

Does anyone know, after benign breast lump removal are your breasts misshappen?

Should be minimal: Unless the benign breast lump is very large or the breast is very small, proper removal of a benign lump usually causes little deformity. In my experience, removing lesions from the upper, inner quadrant of the breast is more prone to some deformity but it should be minimal if performed by an experienced breast surgeon. ...Read more

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After removal breast lump on 3rd april 2013, my wound were open and bleed on 4th april 2013.Should I use bra & what should I do?

After removal breast lump on 3rd april 2013, my wound were open and bleed on 4th april 2013.Should I use bra & what should I do?

See your surgeon: You need to be evaluated and treatment plan- including what to do about your bra. Your surgeon should instruct you on how best to stop bleeding and prevent infection and optimize healing and recovery. ...Read more

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Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Is the cost of breast lump removal covered if I had priorplastic surgery there?

Breast lump removal: It is important to determine the cause of the breast lump in advance of surgery. Surgical excision of a breast lump unrelated to the previous breast plastic surgery should, in general, be covered by one's health insurance policy. Is the lump is due to the previous plastic surgery (e.g., ruptured breast implant, silicone), be sure to check with your health insurance carrier before surgery. ...Read more

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Norgesic were given after removal breast lump?

Norgesic were given after removal breast lump?

Rather odd: Norgesic is a combination of a muscle relaxer and tylenol (acetaminophen). It would be rather odd to prescribe it after a lumpectomy. ...Read more

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Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

Can a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes along neck to swell?

HIghly unlikely: If done with sterile precautions. However, the armpit lymph nodes connect to those along the sub clavicle vein nodes and then into the neck. If the lump was cancer, you will need to have sentinel nodes checked, and if these neck nodes do not subside, they too need biopsy. ...Read more

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In which position I sleep after this left breast lump removal surgery.

In which position I sleep after this left breast lump removal surgery.

Breast biopsy: Place a pillow under your left side, which will assist in going to sleep, but you may wake several times since movement in sleep will cause pressure on the biopsy site. The pain is not harmful, but you may have several nights will little sleep. Ask your surgeon for some pain medications, which will help in the short run. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Is it ever that a breast lump removal cause lymph nodes on the neck to swell?

Not likely: Because the lymph drainage from the breast is to axillary and internal mammary (inside the chest near the breast bone) lymph nodes. There might be something else going on. Consult surgeon who did your lump removal. ...Read more

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How long can you delay the breast lump removal a doctor advised?

How long can you delay the breast lump removal a doctor advised?

Need biosy results: With rare exception, one should not go to the or without a tissue diagnosis. This is usually easily accomplished via needle biopsy under local anesthesia. Once the diagnosis is established, the timing of the surgery can be guided by whether the lump is benign or malignant: if benign, no urgency; if malignant, why wait? ...Read more

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Anyone treated a recurrent fibroadenoma lump in a breast? What happens to it?

Anyone treated a recurrent fibroadenoma lump in a breast? What happens to it?

New or incomplete: It is unlikely tht you have a recurrent fibroadenoma. In all likelihood it is a new mass or the previous one was incompletely excised. In either case, with a previous tissue diagnosis, no treatment may be required. However, if it is suspicous on ultrasound or mammo or mri, a biopsy may be recommended to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is done for a breast fibroadenoma lump?

Tissue-Diagnosis: Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumors. Even the best of us can be fooled by exam or even ultrasound findings--biopsy is the best way to DX definitively. These do not need to be surgically removed although many women prefer to if they are large, palpable, and/or growing. The operation can be done under twilight anesthesia, usually in a cosmetic manner. Cryotherapy is another option. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have this fibroadenoma and is mobile lump possible for breast ca?

Lump: If you have a lump, and you are 20 years old, you need an ultrasound for better definition of the lump, followed by ultrasound guided biopsy to prove that it is only fibroadenoma, benign, and not something else. ...Read more

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I'm 21 years old and have a lump in right breast. It's fibroadenoma. What happens to it in the future?

Depends: Fibrocystic disease of the breast (fcb) is annoying but not dangerous. It makes screening examination of the breast & mammography more difficult. Ultrasound & needle biopsy is needed at times to be sure it is just fcb. There are reports from britain that going without a bra helps this quite a bit. See http://www.007b.Com/fibrocystic_breast_pain. Php. Breast feeding & avoiding caffeine helps too. ...Read more

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Lump found in rt. Breast at 5:30 position on 3/2012. Biopsy said fibroadenoma. Next us found lump at 7:30. Biopsy says fibroadenoma. Same lump?

Possibly: This is hard to answer without knowing more information. Was the first one completely exised or just biopsied? The breast radiologist should be able to answer your question. Regardless, both are benign so I would not worry. Fibroadenomas are not uncommon in young women. ...Read more

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My 16 years old daughter had a fibroadenoma removed a year ago. Now another lump is growing in same breast agin. Pls what can I do?

My 16 years old daughter had a fibroadenoma removed a year ago. Now another lump is growing in same breast agin. Pls what can I do?

Not unusual: Not unusual to have multiple fibroadenomas same time or later. They are benign once they are completely removed, don't have to worry, and make sure pathological examination is done. ...Read more