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I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat breast fibroadenoma?

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In brief: Not necessarily

A fibroadenoma is a benign breast lump that does not turn into cancer or necessitate removal.
Sometimes they shrink over time or after a biopsy. The most important issue is being sure that any lump in the breast is 100% evaluated and explained. If the fibroadenoma were to get larger, one worries that there might be a cancer behind it or a new lump is ignored thinking it is only a fibroadenoma.

In brief: Not necessarily

A fibroadenoma is a benign breast lump that does not turn into cancer or necessitate removal.
Sometimes they shrink over time or after a biopsy. The most important issue is being sure that any lump in the breast is 100% evaluated and explained. If the fibroadenoma were to get larger, one worries that there might be a cancer behind it or a new lump is ignored thinking it is only a fibroadenoma.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: If large, have remov

Breast fibroadenoma's are firm, fairly large masses in the breast that are most often benign.
However, if not removed, can confuse a patient during self exam to ignore an underlying malignant mass. Therefore, they are often surgically removed. Do not confuse this condition with "fibrocystic breasts" as they are very different entities. ".

In brief: If large, have remov

Breast fibroadenoma's are firm, fairly large masses in the breast that are most often benign.
However, if not removed, can confuse a patient during self exam to ignore an underlying malignant mass. Therefore, they are often surgically removed. Do not confuse this condition with "fibrocystic breasts" as they are very different entities. ".
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