In 2013, I underwent 2 FAM removal operations. the first is 2cm in size and the second is still very small. Now in the second surgery a lump appears, but it is not round, but like lumps that have joined together. My question is, is it still classified as FAM ,? Is it dangerous?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. FAM or mammary fibroadenoma is a lump that often appears on the breast of women, and it is not a dangerous condition and in some cases, it can go away on its own. The characteristics of a FAM lump are a spongy consistency, a round shape with clear boundaries or are easily distinguished, and their size can change with changes in hormone levels. In addition, these lumps are also painless and easily shift when touched.
The term FAM complex does not refer to the number of lumps, but rather the characteristics of the cells, so the possibilities are:
Simple cyst Fibrocystic changes Intraductal papilloma Fat necrosis Cancer
However, you cannot determine whether a lump is dangerous or not without going through an examination. Even doctors need help with a biopsy, ultrasound or mammography to find out the content of the lump, whether it is malignant or not. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you check with the doctor who treated you again, to return to the initial examination.
You can be aware of the characteristics of a lump that is malignant, which is what makes the breasts change in size or shape, makes the nipple attracted to the lump, the skin of the breast becomes like an orange peel, the nipple secretes blood and the lump feels hard and doesn't easily shift. . So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa