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A benign (not cancer) tumor that usually forms in the breast from both fibrous and glandular tissue. Fibroadenomas are the most common benign breast tumors.

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Advanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in England and Wales, with about 37,000 new cases diagnosed and 11,000 deaths recorded in England and Wales each year. In men breast cancer is rare, with about 270 cases diagnosed, and 70 deaths in England and Wales each year. Of these new cases in women and men, around 10% are diagnosed in the advanced stages, when the tumour has spread significantly within the breast or to other organs of the body. In addition, there is a significant number of women who have been previously treated with curative intent who subsequently develop either a local recurrence or metastases. Over recent years there have been important developments in the investigation and management of these patients including new chemotherapy, and biological and hormonal agents. There is some evidence of practice variation across the country and of patchy availability of certain treatments and procedures. A clinical guideline will help to address these issues and offer guidance on best practice.

Early and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment [Internet]

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and its management often presents patients and their healthcare professionals with difficult decisions about the most appropriate treatment. For all those affected by breast cancer (including family and carers) it is important to recognise the impact of this diagnosis, the complexity of treatment options and the wide ranging needs and support required throughout this period of care and beyond. We hope that this document will provide helpful and appropriate guidance to both healthcare professionals and patients on the diagnosis and subsequent management of early and locally advanced breast cancer.

More about Fibroadenoma

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Also called: Breast fibroadenoma, Fibroadenoma of the breast

Other terms to know:
Adenoma, Breast, Neoplasm (Tumor)

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