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How can I treat breast fibroadenoma?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Carefully

A fibroadenoma of the breast is a benign tumor and can be safely followed with observation.
However, the only way to know that it is a fibroadenoma is to have it biopsied. If it is confirmed to be benign, observation is appropriate, until it has changed - then repeat biopsy is needed. It may be more reasonable to have it excised, an not take a chance on missing a cancer.

In brief: Carefully

A fibroadenoma of the breast is a benign tumor and can be safely followed with observation.
However, the only way to know that it is a fibroadenoma is to have it biopsied. If it is confirmed to be benign, observation is appropriate, until it has changed - then repeat biopsy is needed. It may be more reasonable to have it excised, an not take a chance on missing a cancer.
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Another option for treatment of fibroadenomas is cryoablation - a minimally invasive procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia. A needle biopsy to confirm the diagnosis of fibroadenoma is first required. Then the procedure is performed and once the fibroadenoma is frozen, it is gradually reabsorbed by the body. The scarring if minimal and it is a good alternative to surgery or a "watch and wait" approach for many women with fibroadenomas.
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