- by Motherhood Hospital
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- May 29 2017
What is Fibroadenoma?
A fibroadenoma is a solid, non-cancerous breast tumour that occur most among girls in their teens girls and women under the age of 30.
There are many names for this benign breast condition, including aggregate adenosis, tumoural adenosis, or adenosis tumour. Even though some of these terms contain the term tumour, adenosis is not breast cancer.
Types of fibroadenoma:
* Simple fibroadenoma
These are about 1 to 3 cm in size and do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
* Comples fibroadenoma
The cells of complex fibroadenomahave different features and can very slightly increase the risk of breast cancer in the near future.
* Giant or juvenile fibroadenoma
Giant fibroadenomas can grow more than 5cms. Juvenile fibroadenomas are those that occur in adolescent girls.
The presence of a lump in the breast which is:
* Rubbery in texture,
* Moves easily under the skin.
* Round with distinct borders
* Usually painless, they may feel painful, just before a period.
They can sometimes be more than one fibroadenomas in the breast.
See a doctor if you detect a new breast lump or a change in your breasts or if an existing lump grows larger and more painful.
While the causes are not known, the development of fibroadenomas may be related to reproductive hormones. They may occur more often during reproductive years, may become bigger during pregnancy or use of hormone therapy, and may shrink after menopause.
* Monitoring to detect changes in the size or feel of the fibroadenoma,
* A biopsy to evaluate the lump
* Surgery to remove it.
Expect 2 days of hospital stay in the case of a biopsy, and up to 4 days if the biopsy is malignant.
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