I have a new lump after removing the fibroadenoma lump from my right breast. What is it?

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This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 05, 2022 and last reviewed on: Dec 27, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have had breast surgery to remove a fibroadenoma lump from my right breast. Within days after the breast surgery, a new lump appeared suddenly in my right breast. I did a biopsy on the new lump and it is benign. For many years, the new lump has been stable in size and not growing. However, this year, the new lump started growing bigger and laterally in size. May I know what this new lump is? Is the new lump a fibroadenoma, fat necrosis, or scar tissue? The description of the new lump given in ultrasound is a mildly hypoechoic, gently lobulated solid nodule. Why did the lump appear suddenly within days after my breast surgery? If I decided to keep the lump in my breast and not do any surgery to remove it, would it lead to breast cancer? Please refer to the attached file for my ultrasound report.




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Hypoechoic smooth (gently) lobulated solid nodule shows that there are chances of being fibroadenoma are more likely. Fibroadenoma turning into cancer is very unusual. The above statement is based only on ultrasound and your history description. But you better consult a local surgeon for a physical examination of the breast and axillae (armpit) to rule out any lymph node enlargement because nothing is mentioned in the ultrasound reports about lymph nodes.

If you have a family history of cancer. It is better if the lump of the breast gets removed as soon as possible.

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