Fibroadenoma is a common non cancerous tumor of breast. As the name suggests, Fibroadenoma consists of fibrous and glandular (adenomatous) tissue.
It is usually firm, smooth, well defined, marble-like, painless lump in breast which is easily movable within the breast. Its size may vary from small to big. It may be one or multiple. Fibroadenoma may be present in one or both the breasts.
Fibroadenomas seem to be affected by sex hormones especially Estrogen, hence it is common in women of child bearing age. It regresses after menopause due to low level of Estrogen. Though rare, it can be seen in menopausal women on Hormonal Replacement therapy. Exact causes behind Fibroadenoma of Breast are unknown.
Exact cause of Fibroadenoma of Breast is unknown. Though common associated factors are –
- Hormones: Especially Estrogen seems to play a significant role in both growth and maintenance of these benign tumors.
- Oral Contraceptive pills (OCP): These are the medicines, basically female hormone combinations which prevents ovulation thereby prevents pregnancy. OCP can also cause Fibroadenoma of breast.
- HRT (Hormonal Replacement Therapy) given in some cases of menopause due to excessive menopausal symptoms can cause fibroadenoma of breast due to estrogen hormone.
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