Phyllodes tumors are rare breast tumors that can be a cause for concern, but with Dr. Lindsay Keith’s expert knowledge and compassionate care, patients can navigate this health challenge with confidence.
Phyllodes tumors are rare, and they can occur at any age but tend to develop in middle-aged women. These tumors, which can be benign (noncancerous), borderline, or malignant (cancerous), originate from the stromal (connective) tissue of the breast. Their behavior and potential for recurrence vary depending on their classification.
Phyllodes tumors are often first noticed as a lump in the breast, typically painless and palpable. Diagnosis involves imaging tests such as mammograms or ultrasounds, followed by a biopsy where a small tissue sample is taken for analysis.
The primary treatment for phyllodes tumors is surgical removal. The nature of the surgery—lumpectomy or mastectomy—depends on the size of the tumor and its characteristics. Radiation therapy is sometimes used for malignant tumors.
Dr. Lindsay Keith ensures that each patient gets a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan for phyllodes tumors, considering the tumor’s size, location, classification, and the patient’s overall health.
Being diagnosed with a phyllodes tumor can be daunting, but you’re not alone. Dr. Keith and her team offer holistic support, from the initial consultation and diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care.
If you have been diagnosed with a phyllodes tumor or are experiencing symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith. Your health and well-being are our highest priorities.
1. Are all phyllodes tumors cancerous?
No, phyllodes tumors can be benign, borderline, or malignant. The specific type of tumor is determined through biopsy.
2. What are the symptoms of phyllodes tumors?
Phyllodes tumors usually present as a painless, palpable breast lump. However, in some cases, they may grow rapidly and cause a visible size difference between the breasts.
3. How are phyllodes tumors treated?
Surgery is the primary treatment for phyllodes tumors, and the extent of the surgery depends on the size and type of the tumor. Radiation therapy is sometimes used for malignant phyllodes tumors.