Nigerian doctor shares photos of a breast lump

Dr Femi Olaleye shared photos on Instagram from an excisional breast biopsy, the removal of noncancerous tumor, fibroadenoma. Below is what she wrote:

“When you are recovering from neck pains but still have to help an anxious young lady remove her breast lump – which by all account looks like a Fibroadenoma! A fibroadenoma is a non-cancerous tumor in the breast that is commonly found in women under the age of 30.

Incidentally fibroadenomas are diagnosed in approximately 10 percent of women in the United States (Mammotome). African-American women are more likely to develop these tumors.

A fibroadenoma is a very common benign (not cancerous) breast condition. The most common symptom is a lump in the breast which usually moves when you touch it.

 

Fibroadenomas often develop during puberty so are mostly found in young women, but they can occur in women of any age!”

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