What Does A Fibroadenoma Feel Like?

Can a fibroadenoma turn into cancer?

A complex fibroadenoma, even if it does not become cancerous, can correlate with a family history of breast cancer and an increased risk for cancer. A fibroadenoma, for example, is a lump of glandular and connective tissue with little or no risk of becoming cancerous.

Can a fibroadenoma hurt?

Fibroadenomas do not move far within the breast. Usually, fibroadenomas are not painful. However, they can be uncomfortable or very sensitive to touch. Often women find that their fibroadenoma gets tender in the days before their period.

What do cancerous lumps feel like?

The feel of a breast lump depends on its cause, location, and growth. They can vary greatly from painful, hard, and immobile to soft, painless, and easily moveable. According to BreastCancer.org, lumps are most likely to be cancerous if they do not cause pain, are hard, unevenly shaped, and immobile.

Do fibroadenomas go away?

Simple fibroadenomas usually shrink or go away on their own. They may need to be surgically removed if they are large or keep growing. Proliferative without atypia—In this type of breast mass, the cells are increasing in number but are otherwise normal.