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.