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Breast Unit


Patient being positioned for a Mammogram

These are very common. They can occur at any age but are most common in young pre menopausal women.

The fibroadenoma is often felt as a discrete, smooth but firm lump that is generally quite mobile within the breast tissue. They do not usually cause pain or discomfort. They are not cancerous and they do not significantly increase the risk for the development of breast cancer in the future.

After the diagnosis has been correctly established most fibroadenomas can be left in place and most do not have to be excised through surgery (unless they are large, unusual or are causing symptoms).

Over the course of a year following the finding of a fibroadenoma about 50% will stay the same size, 25% will get smaller and 25% grow larger.

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