Can fibtoadenomad occur age 45

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Hi Mazz, my sister had a large fibroadenoma removed at the age of 48 having ignored it for a long time so yes, no reason they couldn’t occur at 45.
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Hi.kitt… the problem in my head is that 2 year ago i had mammo …and it wasnt there…basically consultant says she is confident its ok …but obviously wanted to do biopsy . Im very anxious

Hi Mazz…have a look at this page for reassurance…M x

breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/benign-breast-conditions/fibroadenoma

Thankyou for caring to comment and help x… looked on net it says its rare in my agegroup. Totally confused . My consultant is confident this is the case … but still a biopsy x

Many thanks xx

Hi Mazz,
Sounds very similar to my sister who has reminded me she was actually 50 when she had her fibroadenoma removed - I think if anything they tend to err on the side of preparing us for the worst so if your surgeon is being that reassuring it is more than likely she’s right. Biopsy is definitely a sensible way to go to confirm. For reasons best known to herself my sister decided to leave hers alone once confirmed as benign but that meant it was much larger by the time she had it removed about 2 years later.
When is your biopsy planned for?
Kitt
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Kitt…i had it on wenesday …2 week wait xxx

That’s really hard - universally everyone on here says that the waiting is the worst bit. I was fortunate to only wait a week for biopsy results although in my case the surgeon had already told me that he expected it would be cancer. Absolutely no point telling you not to worry but do try to keep thinking of the positives - more ladies referred to breast clinics do not have cancer than do.
Hugs,
Kitt
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Thanks kitt. X

Keep in touch, Mazz - I’ll be keeping fingers, toes and eyes crossed for good news for you.
Kitt
ps - and eat chocolate … LOTS of chocolate?
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I keep going over things in my head …the consultant radiologist said if it is cancer its small… afterwards the specialist said she was not concerned. I am very confused …i know they have to do biopsy but surely the radiologist knows !xxxx

Hi Mazz, all that does is confirm that you are absolutely normal! I was a complete basket case for the first few weeks and exactly as Maryland says I went Google mad which did nothing other than add to my distress. However, 5 months on, even with a cancer diagnosis, life is pretty much back to normal. I hope you have support at this difficult time but often it is easier to come on here and have a rant to those who have been there.
Hugs,
Kitt
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Whilst Google has its place (after all, how else would I have learned how to make Portugese custard tarts after returning from a trip to Lisbon?!??) it is also the perfect way to feed our anxieties. We believe only the articles that confirm our worst fears but remember, your consultant knows much more about you even after one appointment than Mr Google will ever know.
Kitt
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Portuguese custard tarts ??bless ya kittkatt…i dont think my husband would be alive if it wasnt for you two lasses this easter . Much loveliness

An, now husbands! Here’s what I think I’ve learned about husbands in all this …
We have 3 main situations which may vary day to day :
Husband A is so worried he’s wrapping us in cotton wool and we’re cross cos we just want to be treated normally.
Husband B is trying to treat us normally and we’re cross cos we think he doesn’t care.
Husband C has been so protected by us that he has no clue how he’s supposed to treat us!

Ok, so there is the thankfully rare subset of Husband D who reveals himself as the waste of skin he is and takes off at the first sign of trouble but I don’t think you’ve got one of those!
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that it’s not a rational time for us and most of us thank our lucky stars to have someone to weather the storm with us.
Kitt
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I’m so stealing that, Maryland!
My poor husband started out as a C (totally my own fault since I was struggling to cope with my own emotions and couldnt cope with his too) then yo-yo’d between A & B with a steadily increasing look of panic in his eyes?.
Kitt
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Well …its been emotional…get my results tomorrow at 5.45…afraid. breast care nurse has been ok…but i really believe if news was good she would tell me over the phone …maybe just paranoid

Hi Mazz

Sorry to hear you’re in such a state of worry. I just wanted to say that I am now 45 and still get fibroadenomas, in fact they have probably just discovered another two today! ( I went for a scan and had core biopsies done ). My last one was two years ago.
So, please take some reassurance from this and I hope all goes well tomorrow x

Hi Mazz,
Oh dear, what a long day it’s going to be for you tomorrow! Don’t read too much into the phone thing - I asked if I could get results by phone and was told they always prefer to give them face to face .
We’ll all be there with you in spirit.
Kitt
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