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Describe the features of a breast fibroadenoma.?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
9 doctors agree
In brief: "Rubbery" lump
Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. They can be found as early as the teen years and are often estrogen-sensitive, growing in response to bcps or pregnancy.
On examination, they often feel round-to-oval, well- defined, and rubbery. They also have a distinct appearance on ultrasound and mammography, but can be confused with cancers: when suspected, a (non-surgical) biopsy is indicated.

In brief: "Rubbery" lump
Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. They can be found as early as the teen years and are often estrogen-sensitive, growing in response to bcps or pregnancy.
On examination, they often feel round-to-oval, well- defined, and rubbery. They also have a distinct appearance on ultrasound and mammography, but can be confused with cancers: when suspected, a (non-surgical) biopsy is indicated.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Eric Wang
The standard procedure for a suspected fibroadenoma is 6 month ultrasound follow-up for a total of 3 years, assuming stability. Alternatively, ultrasound guided needle biopsy can be performed to confirm the diagnosis. While the above guidelines are fairly standard, every individual case is different, and management is based upon the patient and her doctors; the above guidelines are NOT for men.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Familiar tumor
They are benign, their presence indicates only a slightly greater lifetime risk of cancer, and we are detecting lots more by mammography.
Even with a benign biopsy, if the mass is big enough to feel, tender, or annoying, and you are offered surgery, consider it.

In brief: Familiar tumor
They are benign, their presence indicates only a slightly greater lifetime risk of cancer, and we are detecting lots more by mammography.
Even with a benign biopsy, if the mass is big enough to feel, tender, or annoying, and you are offered surgery, consider it.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Familiar tumor
They are benign, their presence indicates only a slightly greater lifetime risk of cancer, and we are detecting lots more by mammography.
Even with a benign biopsy, if the mass is big enough to feel, tender, or annoying, and you are offered surgery, consider it.

In brief: Familiar tumor
They are benign, their presence indicates only a slightly greater lifetime risk of cancer, and we are detecting lots more by mammography.
Even with a benign biopsy, if the mass is big enough to feel, tender, or annoying, and you are offered surgery, consider it.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Eric Wang
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Benign
The standard procedure for a suspected fibroadenoma is 6 month ultrasound follow-up for a total of 3 years, assuming stability.
Alternatively, ultrasound guided needle biopsy can be performed to confirm the diagnosis. While the above guidelines are fairly standard, every individual case is different, and management is based upon the patient and her doctors; the above guidelines are not for men.

In brief: Benign
The standard procedure for a suspected fibroadenoma is 6 month ultrasound follow-up for a total of 3 years, assuming stability.
Alternatively, ultrasound guided needle biopsy can be performed to confirm the diagnosis. While the above guidelines are fairly standard, every individual case is different, and management is based upon the patient and her doctors; the above guidelines are not for men.
Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang
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