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does fibroadenoma kill? my friend has fibroadenoma.

no its a harmless thing....

often called a breast mouse......

it freaks women out but it is harmless.....

it is only for cosmetic reasons that operations are done....

oval freely mobile rubbery masses.....

they are usually left alone or a needle is inserted intoi it and pathological examination is done.....

to see for sure its nothing else

so lay to rest all ur worries....its harmless....

if u want it out.....get it operated by surgeon......  (+ info)

What will the doctor do to determine whether I have fibroadenoma or not?

I am 19 years old and I have what I think is a fibroadenoma in one of my breasts. I went to an OBGYN today who didn't seem to know much and referred me to another doctor/surgeon (?). The OBGYN also recommended having it surgically removed. I was wondering, do they actually have to surgically remove it to really tell what it is? I have heard of something that has to do with a needle, and I was wondering how exactly that procedure worked. I have an appointment for next week but I wanted to get some information beforehand so I can be prepared.
What is fine needle biopsy and how does it work?
ONE MORE QUESTION: If they do cut it open, is it going to leave a scar?

A fibroadenoma is a benign breast tumour (not cancerous). The doctor may give you a local anaesthetic, and then use a fine needle to draw cells from the lump. It will sting for a couple of minutes. This biopsy sample will then be sent t a lab to be tested to make sure it is benign and the lump can then be removed. You may also have an ultrasound or a mammogram. See this site for great info. Good luck!!
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/content.php?page_id=160  (+ info)

Why is fibroadenoma not curable after having a couple of surgery ?Is marriage necessary to get rid of this ?

My friend has been operated twice for fibroadenoma every after two years of gap.Doctors are advising to get married soon after the third time surgery because she has high chances of having cancer. Is it true for the doctors to advise like this?

that is not true
fibroadenomas are benign tumors you do not get cancer from fibroadenomas
take it easy  (+ info)

Can a Fibroadenoma be hard and immovable?

I went to see a breast surgeon who just wants to remove the darn lump but he mentioned he can't be sure it could be a fibroadenoma. From everything I read those are soft and movable but my lump is hard and immovable. Just wondering if it's still possible it's benign although it does not move?

A fibroadenoma is known as a breast mouse. That's because it is freely mobile within the breast. Being hard and immovable doesn't prove malignancy, it could be a complicated fibroadenoma, a chronic breast abscess or many other things. However,as personal recommendation all breast lumps, even the benign ones, should be surgically removed, it is never a good idea to leave a lump, plus it will definetely make you feel better if you think about it.

Best Regards,
Dr Akram  (+ info)

I may have a Fibroadenoma of the breast, which is a usually benign tumor in the tissues?

It has been causing me a lot of pain and tenderness (apparently due to its location), but the OB/GYN tells me it does not necessarily need to be removed. I was wondering if anyone else had a Fibroadenoma that was associated with pain and breast tenderness, and what course of treatment they decided to take (i.e. wait and monitor the lump or have it removed). Thanks!

I had one and my ob refused to remove it also so i went to a breast specialist she did a biopsy and found it was just a fibroadenoma and removed it although they aren't cancerous they can be very painful mine was right at the bottom and my bra constantly rubbed on it they can also grow with hormone changes mine grew when i was pregnant. i would recommend getting a second opinion. i am so glad i got mine out it was so painful.  (+ info)

Can anyone please tell me what would be better way to remove fibroadenoma, surgical biopsy or ultrasound?

I have 2 options its either ultrasound guided biopsy or surgical biopsy. I can't decide which one is better for me. Has anyone ever had a ultrasound guided biopsy to have fibroadenoma removed? Please help!
I'm not worried about scars or anything, I just want to be sure that the lump is gone forever.
Because the pain is becoming intolerable. So please tell me which procedure would be better in order to get rid of this pain?

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I am getting a benign fibroadenoma removed. It is not that big but it has been growing. Will it hurt?

I am getting a benign fibroadenoma removed soon and I wanted to know how the surgery is. I wanted to know if it is painful post the surgery. Is there any that has gone through this and want to share their experience with me. I've never had a surgery done and I'm very scared and wanted some help to calm down.
I am getting it surgically removed.

All fibroadenomas are benign (not cancerous) breast tumours that are made of glandular and fibrous breast tissue. As you do not state which method is to be selected to remove the growth(s), I shall outline the methods. You can have it surgically removed with a lumpectomy. If you qualify, you can have fibroadenomas removed with a laser ablation (using heat) or cryoablation (freezing). In-situ ablation of fibroadenomas can be done in-office, this leaves tiny scars, and has fast recovery. You would be advised to discuss the method and aftercare with your doctor/surgeon who should be able to satisfy your concerns and cause you to cease to be concerned. I wish you well.


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Hope this helps
matador 89  (+ info)

Can you breast feed with a fibroadenoma?

Is it safe to breast feed with a fibroadenoma and will it interfere with milk production if it's not removed?

Yes, you can safely breastfeed with a fibroadenoma. It poses no risks to your infant. These growths usually do not interfere with milk production or breastfeeding.

Please be aware though that your fibroadenoma may enlarge during pregnancy and breastfeeding but this is totally normal! The growth is stimulated by the increase in your hormone levels.  (+ info)

Is a breast lump (fibroadenoma benign) in a women of her 20's recommended to be removed?

The doctor said to come back if it grows or causes pain. I'm worried that waiting to see if it grows or not going to be risky cause by then it will be cancerous?

Fibroadenomas do not pose an increased risk of cancer, but they may be markers of it. They may be related to excess estrogen, so birth-control pills, dietary animal fat and excess fat on the body might all have some effect on whether they go away on their own or continue to grow.

If you are estrogen dominant, some things you might consider are: reducing your weight, reducing dietary animal fat (especially from sources that put hormones in the feed) and seeking treatment with progesterone.

Also, there are some nutrients that are protective against certain forms of estrogen that are associated with health problems. Two of these nutrients are DIM (Diindolylmethane) and indole-3-carbinol.

I found recommendations for surgery for women over 30 and women over 40, but not women in their 20s. You will have to weigh the pros and cons of surgery for yourself, as all surgery carries with it some risk. Meanwhile, you may still be left with the conditions that gave rise to the fibroadenomas in the first place.

On a related note: there is increasing evidence that getting adequate Vitamin D from the sun and supplements (2,000 IU/day is recommended on days you don't get midday sun without sunblock) is protective against breast cancer.

I hope the following articles might be of some help.

Good luck!  (+ info)

is surgery the only way to treat a fibroadenoma?

i have had a lump in the left breast now for 6 months and been told its a fibroadenoma by a trainie nurse then i am being sent for a cancer check in the next week but i am worried i may have to have an injection and surgery is this correct? i dont know what to expect!

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