What is a fibroadenoma ?

A fibroadenoma is a benign nodule in the female breast. When touching the breast, you can feel that this nodule is mobile. It is also typical of a fibroadenoma that it is firm, smooth and clearly defined. The size can be very different – from less than one to more than 5 cm in diameter everything is possible.

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Fibroadenoma causes

The factors that favour the appearance of fibroadenoma are not yet really understood. As they typically appear in younger women between the ages of 15 and 35, doctors assume that they are related to the female hormone oestrogen. Genetics also might have a role to play.

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Fibroadenoma symptoms

Hormonal changes such as the intake of an oral contraceptives or pregnancy can trigger a fibroadenoma to grow. Fibroadenoma can grow at any time, their development is unfortunately unpredictable. The good news is that there also is a chance for it to reduce in size over time, especially after menopause.

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Fibroadenoma treatments

Echotherapy is recommended by experts for the treatment of fibroadenoma to patients who want to preserve the integrity of their breast tissue. As opposed to surgery or other ablative techniques there is no intrusion in the patient’s body. Patients experience a completely non-invasive treatment, as the nodule is treated with therapeutic ultrasound.

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