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Statistics for Fibroadenoma

While benign breast lumps are not usually life threatening, it’s important to know basic information about the condition in order to identify a problem. Statistics and facts on fibroadenoma can help patients learn the basics and begin a discussion with the doctor.

These are some of the basic facts on fibroadenoma:

  • Fibroadenoma is a benign breast lump that feels rubbery, solid and moveable.
  • It can develop in any part of the breast tissue and be any size.
  • Lumps may grow bigger during pregnancy or smaller after menopause.
  • Fibroadenomas are usually single lumps.
  • They are most prevalent in women in the 20s and 30s.
  • The condition is more common in African American women.
  • Fibroadenoma can increase a patient’s risk of developing cancer.
  • The cause is unknown.
  • Treatment may include surgery.

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