The Risk Of A Fibroadenoma Lump Becoming A Malignant Tumor?
can FAM lumps turn into malignant tumors when massaged from outside?
Hi Lisa, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
FAM (mammary fibroadenoma) is the most common benign breast tumor. There are 3 types of FAM; Simple FAM, complex FAM, and giant FAM (very large FAM> 5cm). Among the three, the most common FAM is simple FAM. Simple FAM has no risk of turning into a malignant tumor. Simple FAM also does not require special therapy, it can even shrink and disappear on its own. FAM which has the risk of becoming a malignant tumor is complex FAM, although this risk is also very small.
To be able to distinguish between these types of FAM, examinations such as breast ultrasound, mammography, and biopsy are required. If you have FAM, it is necessary to know in advance what type of FAM you have. If indeed the FAM you have is simple FAM, then this FAM will not become a malignant tumor even if you massage from outside. However, you should also not squeeze your FAM roughly. Gently massaging and feeling the breasts can help you see and feel the progress of your FAM. If the FAM gets bigger (especially gets bigger quickly), becomes immobile, or becomes painful when pressed, you should check with your doctor again.
So much information from me, hopefully it will be enough to answer
dr. irna cecilia