Fibroadenoma in 50+ year old

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   Posted 6/16/2011 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm 53 and after having clean mammograms since the start, the radiologist found what he thinks is a fibroadenoma this January at my annual exam. His advice was to do nothing and perform a second mammogram/sonogram after 3 months to see if it changed. I had the second set of procedures and there was no change so he felt confident that it was a benign adenoma. However, my doctor disagreed on assuming it's a fibro and referred me to a breast surgeon for a 2nd opinion. I had that appointment yesterday and the surgeon's recommendation is to proceed with a needle biopsy. Her reasoning is that it is very rare for a woman over the age of 50, with no children, to be diagnosed with a fibroadenoma so she wants to take the conservative approach with biopsy/pathology. I'm in agreement.

My question, is there anyone on this board who has gone through something similar, with a fibroadenoma cropping up after age 50?


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   Posted 6/18/2011 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Not me, but I know we've had other women with later-in-life fibroadenomas. Better to be on the safe side. Hope it turns out to be nothing.


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   Posted 3/25/2017 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi dear

I would like to ask u about your case

Did you get operated?

Was it really a fibroadinoma????
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