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How is a fibroadenoma treated if it gets larger?

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If your fibroadenoma gets larger, your doctor suspects that it might, or he isn’t sure whether a lump is a fibroadenoma or not, he will likely recommend removing any lumps. This will allow him to confirm that a lump isn’t cancer and that it doesn’t grow and distort the surrounding breast tissue.

From: Fibroadenoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Fibroadenoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Fibroadenomas.”

Kaufman, C. , June 2004. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Greenberg, R. , September 1998. Journal of General Internal Medicine

Medscape: “Breast Fibroadenoma Imaging.”

Merck Manuals: “Fibroadenomas.”

American Society of Breast Surgeons: “Management of Fibroadenomas of the Breast.”

Dupont, W. , July 1994. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 27, 2019

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SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Fibroadenoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Fibroadenomas.”

Kaufman, C. , June 2004. Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Greenberg, R. , September 1998. Journal of General Internal Medicine

Medscape: “Breast Fibroadenoma Imaging.”

Merck Manuals: “Fibroadenomas.”

American Society of Breast Surgeons: “Management of Fibroadenomas of the Breast.”

Dupont, W. , July 1994. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 27, 2019

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