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What Is Fibroadenoma
Benign Breast Tumor: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumor. They have a tendency to grow in response to high estrogen levels as seen in puberty and pregnancy. They have a characteristic appearance on ultrasound but can be confused with cancers and are often biopsied by nonsurgical means to establish diagnosis. They do not need to be removed but some women opt for this due to pain or cosmetic concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
Benign: Fibroadenomas are a benign tumor of the breast. Chances of them becoming a malignant ( cancerous ) tumor are very rare. They are usually identified as a palpable lump that is sometimes tender. If the pain is tolerable with Ibuprofen they do not need too be removed. A needle biopsy can confirm the diagnosis. You should then discuss risks and benefits of removal and leaving it with surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its benign: Commonly found in breast, fibroadenomas are benign tumors. So they can be left along if small and asymptomatic. Some of them can grow slowly, in that case surgical removal may be advised. You should be under supervision of a good breast specialist who can examine and guide you in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needle biopsy: Fibroadenomas have a very classic appearance on mammogram and ultrasound, but this can sometime be misleading. The most definitive test is needle biopsy under x-ray or ultrasound guidance. However, if it has been seen for years on mammography and is unchanged, ongoing observation is a reasonable option. ...Read more
I have a fibroadenoma. What is risk and benifits of having it removed? If i leave it and dont remove, what are the chances it might turn cancerous?
Lesion benign: At age 30 mammo should not be performed due to breast sensitivity to RT and density of breast making dx difficult. Question was how lesion was defined at age 30. If truly a fibroadenoma the chance of malignancy infinitesimal since it does have a duct system. Question that as one gets older and mass is in breast, can it be confused with other pathology or can it continue to enlarge. ...Read more
Benign tumor: A fibroadenoma is a common benign breast tumor. They are generally firm, somewhat mobile, smooth walled, painless, and slow growing. The definitive diagnosis can only be made by pathologic study which requires either a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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