10cm fibroadenoma surgery at 22


I’m 22 and have a 10cm long fibroadenoma in my breast. I will have surgery to have it removed soon but I am absolutely terrified about the outcome of the surgery. I only have small breasts and the lump takes up about 70% of it. My breasts are already different sizes because of the lump. The surgeon has mentioned that I may have to have reconstruction to make it look normal. I have looked online but there is very little about fibroadenomas this size and I am scared that the operation will leave me disfigured. 

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