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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. ...Read more

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What is a fibroadenoma of the breast and is it dangerous? Can it become cancerous?

What is a fibroadenoma of the breast and is it dangerous? Can it become cancerous?

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 more

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What is the conservative treatment for fibroadenoma of the breast?

What is the conservative treatment for fibroadenoma of the breast?

Monthly exams: The conservative Rx is monthly breast exams by the individual noting any changes and seeing a MD immediately if they are present. If the fibroadenoma is large enough, most surgeons opt for removal so it is not confused with a cancerous growth. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have fibroadenoma in both breasts?

How can I tell if I have fibroadenoma in both breasts?

Mammography/Sono: While regular breast exams, by yourself or doctor, are very helpful and important, the definitive diagnosis is most accurately provided by a tissue sample. As that is impractical as a routine, an imaging study (mammography and/or ultrasound, for ex.) can provide a reliable measure of the significance of a breast mass and offer a probable diagnosis. A fibroadenoma feels hard, round, and mobile. ...Read more

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I have multiple fibroadenomas in both breasts. This makes me very nervous/reluctant to examine my breasts. Any tips as i know it is important?

I have multiple fibroadenomas in both breasts. This makes me very nervous/reluctant to examine my breasts. Any tips as i know it is important?

It's tough: The big thing is getting to know the "lay of the land". Even though you have a lot of lumps and bumps, they will not change in location - this is more of a background texturing in your breasts. Be diligent, you'll surprise yourself. Once you know where things are typically, you will want to watch for anything "new". ...Read more

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What step should be taken besides medication which I am taking n surgery so that fibroadenoma in my breasts go.Won't it dissolve over time.

None: The fibroadenoma will not disappear. It is a growth and nothing will dissolve it. However, if the radiologist and your doctors feel that it is definitely a fibroadenoma, you can choose to just watch it over time and not have it removed. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is normal for someone to have multiple fibroadenomas in one breast?

Please tell me if it is normal for someone to have multiple fibroadenomas in one breast?

No, it is unusual: You should consult an expert breast specialist who can evaluate you further and guide you about proper treatment. ...Read more

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;m really worried. Also, I have a fibroadenoma on my right breast. Can anyone help me? What should I do?

Seek a breast Specia: Any lump in the breast requires close monitoring and treatment which from an expert who deals with breast disorders. Fibroadenoma of the breast is commonly see in youger women. In your age it would be uncommon. So make sure that your doctor is not missing a breast cancer in case you feel any lump. It may even be a good idea to remove the lump to be 100% sure that it is not breast tumor/cancer. ...Read more

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Can i take gla-120 medicine for treating fibroadenomas in breast? If not, then what is this medicine used for?

No medication: There is no know medication to treat fibroadenomas. If the lesions are an issue, these would need to be removed. gla-120 is not an approved medication for any illness. It may be used as a dietary supplement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more