Dear Deni_B: There is no imaging study that is perfect in terms of differentiating benign versus malignant findings. Ultrasound is best at distinguishing solid versus cystic (fluid-filled) structures. There are characteristics of fibroadenomas that differentiate them from malignant lesions. Based on how this appears, a breast specialist may feel more or less certain as to what this finding might be and will make appropriate recommendations. The only way to be 100% certain may be to biopsy.
Hi..A few weeks ago, I discovered a lump...I didn't do anything for 2 weeks, then called my dr...within a week, I was scheduled for an ultrasound...today.
My dr figured it was a fibroadenoma. While doing the ultrasound (today), they found not 1 but 4 lumps plus a cyst. The ultrasound lady said that it 'looks' like fibroadenomas, but they will let me know in a week.
I know it's benign, but is it crazy for me to not want to be growing these things...I am very aware of the larger one...Then I hear about misdiagnosis...I'm 34..Why am I growing these things? The waiting it driving me nuts..