A fibroadenoma is a firm, noncancerous tumor of a gland, often
found in the breast during a breast self-exam. It is round, painless, feels
firm and rubbery, and can be easily moved around.
Fibroadenomas may occur as one lump or multiple lumps in the
breast. They are most common in women in their late teens and early 20s and
occur more frequently in black women.
A breast biopsy is sometimes used to tell the difference between a
fibroadenoma and breast cancer.
September 9, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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