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Is surgery the best option for one to do when diagnosed with fibroadenoma?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Not necessarily.

When a tumor is found in the breast it is essential to determine whether it is benign or malignant.
This is best done by means of a non-surgical needle biopsy. If a fibroadenoma is diagnosed, this is benign and does not need to be removed unless it is very large and/or causing significant breast pain.

In brief: Not necessarily.

When a tumor is found in the breast it is essential to determine whether it is benign or malignant.
This is best done by means of a non-surgical needle biopsy. If a fibroadenoma is diagnosed, this is benign and does not need to be removed unless it is very large and/or causing significant breast pain.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Barry Rosen
In certain settings, we can be almost 100% certain that a tumor is benign without a biopsy, simply based upon the ultrasound appearance in a young woman.
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In brief: Likely

They are benign, but grow over time in the breast.
Other risk factors could prevail, but in general removal is a good choice.

In brief: Likely

They are benign, but grow over time in the breast.
Other risk factors could prevail, but in general removal is a good choice.
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