Is A Benign Tumor In The Breast Potentially A Malignant Tumor?

5 years ago I had a FAM operation, and now the tumor is back, and I don’t want to operate it, because the previous surgery left a kiloid mark, making me insecure, can this benign tumor become a malignant tumor?

1 Answer:

Hi Cindy,


Thank you for the question.

Mammary fibroadenoma (FAM) is a type of benign tumor that most often appears in the breast. This FAM often appears as a lump in the breast whose surface is smooth, springy, well-defined, easy to move, and rarely feels painful. FAM most often occurs in women of childbearing age, which is the age range of 15 to 35 years, allegedly due to hormonal influences.


Although not dangerous and also does not have the potential to develop into malignant, FAM that has been handled, it is not impossible to reappear. The appointment of FAM was not without risk. Apart from keloids, FAM surgery is also at risk of causing infection or postoperative bleeding. Therefore, if FAM does not enlarge and does not cause irritating complaints (such as pain or changes in breast structure), then it really doesn't matter if you no longer want to operate. However, you still need to make strict observations or periodic control to the doctor to assess the progression of the lump in your breast. Worried, the lump is not actually FAM, but other conditions, such as abscesses, cancer, cysts, and so on, which can be different handling. Some types of FAM too, namely complex fibroadenomas or phyllodes tumors, were reported to increase the risk of sufferers of developing breast cancer.


For this reason, you should consult with your doctor or surgeon directly to find the best solution for your problem.


I hope this helps.

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