Fibroadenomas

What Are Fibroadenomas? A fibroadenoma is a benign, or noncancerous, breast tumor. which grows larger over time and can spread to other organs, a fibroadenoma remains in the breast tissue. They’re pretty small, too. Most are only 1 or 2 centimeters in size. It’s very rare for them to get larger than 5 centimeters across. Usually, a fibroadenoma won’t cause any pain. It will feel like a marble that moves around in breast .You may describe the texture as firm, smooth, or rubbery. In some cases, though, you won’t even be able to feel it What Are the Symptoms of Fibroadenomas? Since they’re usually painless, you might not notice one until you feel a lump while you’re in the shower. Unlike breast cancer, a fibroadenoma doesn’t cause swelling, redness, or skin irritation around the breast. What Are the Types of Fibroadenomas? There are a few different kinds: Simple fibroadenomas. They look the same all over when you view them under a microscope. Complex fibroadenomas. These are bigger and tend to affect older women. They might have cells that grow rapidly. Juvenile fibroadenomas. These are the most common type of breast lump found in girls and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 18. They can grow large, but most shrink over time. Some disappear. Giant fibroadenomas. They can grow to larger than 2 inches. They may need to be removed it they press on or replace other breast tissue.

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