fibroadenoma

Breast Fibroadenoma is a common benign tumor of the Breast  found in young women – typically within 20 years after onset of puberty.

Though it can occur earlier in black women, obese women of any race, women who smoke, and more.

Can enlarge during Pregnancy

As age increases so should the concern of other possibilities that are more alarming then breast fibroadenoma.

The exact cause of breast fibroademonas are unknown.

Multiple tumors can be found in 10-15% of patients.

Can be confused or missed as Breast Cancer.

Symptoms:

  • A round or oval nodule is found on exam.
  • They can be rubbery
  • Somewhat movable
  • Usually non-tender but not always

Risk Factors

  • Likely Genetic
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal involvement
  • Race
  • Others

 

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Treatment

No treatment is necessary.

Further workup may include fine needle aspiration and cytology report to rule out breast cancer or other findings.

Ultrasound is done in some cases

Surgical Removal

  • Some women may decide to removed the fibroademona

Continual monitoring by Mammograms, Ultrasounds, and additional physical exams.

 

Prognosis

The prognosis for fobroadenoma’s are great due to the non-cancerous aspect of this finding

Some arguments for increased Breast Cancer risk are found for those who have fibroademonas, therefore continual monitoring by a health care professional should be sought.

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