Breast Cancer Community
9.41k Members
Avatar universal

Multiple fibroadenomas in teen

Hi everyone, I'm an 18 year old with five supposed fibroadenomas. I had two removed last year, one around 4cm and the other about 3cm, and now three more have popped up within a year and a half of my initial ultrasound. Does anyone know why I continent to form these masses? Is there anything I can do to stop it? Diet change, etc.? How likely is a misdiagnosis and that these lumps are actually phyllodes tumors instead of fibroadenomas?
3 Responses
Avatar universal
Continue, not continent. Whoops!
Avatar universal
I'm experiencing that too..all in all i got 6...
587083 tn?1327123862
If you have several lumps that are causing you discomfort,you must check with your doctor,so he/she can run some tests to make sure that each lump is without question a Fibroadenoma.
These benign lumps develop mostly in young women during the puberty years,but can occur at any age.No one knows what causes fibroadenomas,but it's believed that these breast lumps occur due to an increased sensitivity to the hormone estrogen that is present in women.
It is important that you follow a diet that is low on meat and fat and restrict the amount of alcohol (if you drink),or if possible, avoid drinking it altogether.Consuming less coffee,chocolate,colas and salty food is also advisable.Including fish oil in your diet is extremely beneficial to control and prevent fibroadenomas For a while, you can even go vegetarian, as vegetarian diets are usually high in fiber.
If you find that these natural remedies are not working, you should consult your doctor who may recommend to surgically remove the fibroadenomas.
(Onthedanceflorr) please have these 3 new lumps, that have appeared, checked out the sooner the better, just to make sure okay?
Take care and best wishes to both of you.
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
A quick primer on the different ways breast cancer can be treated.
Diet and digestion have more to do with cancer prevention than you may realize
From mammograms to personal hygiene, learn the truth about these deadly breast cancer rumors.
Breast cancer is not an inevitability. From what you eat and drink to how much you exercise, learn what you can do to slash your risk.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.