Fibroadenoma, a common benign breast condition, can be a concern for many women. Guided by the expert care of Dr. Lindsay Keith, you can be confident in understanding and addressing this condition.
Fibroadenomas are noncancerous breast lumps that frequently occur in women during their reproductive years. They’re often round or oval, rubbery, and easily movable within the breast tissue. Despite being harmless, the detection of a fibroadenoma can be concerning and may require further evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and rule out breast cancer.
Dr. Lindsay Keith utilizes the latest imaging technologies to diagnose fibroadenomas, including mammograms and ultrasound. In some instances, a biopsy, in which a small tissue sample is taken from the lump for lab analysis, may be recommended.
Treatment for fibroadenomas varies based on the size, number of fibroadenomas, and patient preference. Options may include monitoring without active treatment, nonsurgical removal using cryoablation, or surgical removal if the fibroadenoma is large, growing, or causing discomfort.
Dr. Lindsay Keith provides a comprehensive approach to fibroadenoma treatment. She ensures a thorough evaluation, discussing all available treatment options to create a personalized care plan best suited to each patient’s unique circumstances.
Understanding that dealing with any breast condition can be emotionally taxing, Dr. Keith and her team provide all the necessary support and resources. They are committed to patient comfort, communication, and overall satisfaction throughout the diagnosis and treatment journey.
If you’ve discovered a breast lump and are concerned about fibroadenoma, don’t hesitate to contact us. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith to discuss your situation, understand your options, and start planning your care. Your health and well-being are our highest priority.
1. Is a fibroadenoma dangerous?
No, fibroadenomas are benign, or noncancerous, breast lumps. However, any new breast lump should be evaluated by a healthcare provider to confirm it’s a fibroadenoma and not breast cancer.
2. What happens if a fibroadenoma is left untreated?
Most fibroadenomas remain the same size, or even shrink over time. However, if a fibroadenoma is large, uncomfortable, or growing, treatment might be recommended.
3. What are the treatment options for fibroadenomas?
Treatment options for fibroadenomas include careful monitoring, cryoablation (freezing the fibroadenoma), or surgical removal. The appropriate treatment depends on the characteristics of the fibroadenoma and patient preference.