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Went for a breast biopsy,an attempt was made for cyst aspiation scant fluid was recovered.It was decided that the lesion should be biopsied under ultrasound--a 14 guage vacuum Bard vacora core boiopsy was used to obtain a single specimen which was sent to surgical pathology.The lesion was not as well defined and and readily visible following core biopsy,a clip was placed to mark the site.
Core biopsy 5cm from nipple a portion of a single core of tan yellow fibrofatty breast tissue measuring 1.6cm in length and 0.2 in diameter.
Was told it was a Fibroadenoma,and need to follw up in 6 months with an ultrasound and mammogram for the right breast...can this turn out to be cancerous at any time?
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Dear d44:  A fibroadenoma is a benign (non-cancerous) growth. Fibrooadenomas are distinct on a mammogram or ultrasound and when aspirated - no fluid comes out. As long as the doctor is sure it is a fibroadenoma, there is no need to remove the lump. In 50% of the cases fibroadenomas will go away on their own within 5 years. In others, the life of a fibroadenoma is about 15 years. In teenagers - the tendency is not to remove fibroadenomas. In middle age women, the tendency is to remove the fibroadenomas to be sure they are, in fact, fibroadenomas.  So depending on the individual situation, putting the findings in context, a suspected fibroadenoma might be biopsied to be sure of what it is. An ultrasound cannot always make a diagnosis of fibroadenoma with certainty.
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