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Fibroade-what?

By Dr. John Hamby

Fibroadenoma (fy-broe-ad-uh-NO-muh) is a common condition that is usually found in breast tissue of young women under the age of 30. These are solid, non-cancerous breast tumors that should not cause alarm. Fibroadenomas are made up of glandular and connective breast tissue and can come in various sizes from very small (where you cannot feel them) to several inches long that feel like marble.

The most important thing to know about fibroadenomas is to determine if they are just that, or if they are a cancerous tumor.

Listen as Dr. John Hamby, surgeon with DuPage Medical Group, talks about breast fibroadenoma, determining if they are cancerous and treatment options.


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