Breast surgery done by Dr. Dinesh Jain are :

  • Incision and drainage of breast abscess
  • Excision of benign lumps in the breast: most common is Fiboradenoma

    Surgery for Cancer Breast
  • Breast conservation surgery
  • Simple Mastectomy
  • Radical Mastectomy

Since fibroadenoma are benign (harmless) tumors of breast that are of common convern in women / young girls, details are provided here.

Regarding other breast tumors Dr. Dinesh Jain can be contacted for further details.


Fibroadenoma :

Fibroadenomas are solid, noncancerous breast tumors that occur most often in adolescent girls and women under the age of 30.
It can be described as firm, smooth, rubbery or hard with a well-defined shape. Usually painless, a fibroadenoma might feel like a marble in the breast, moving easily under the skin when touched. Fibroadenomas vary in size, and they can get bigger or even shrink on their own.
Treatment may include a biopsy to evaluate the lump, or surgery to remove it.

Complications :

Most fibroadenomas don't affect an individual’s risk of breast cancer. However, the breast cancer risk might increase slightly if one has a complex fibroadenoma — which may contain abnormal cysts or dense, opaque tissue called calcifications. A pathologist makes the diagnosis of a complex fibroadenoma after reviewing the tissue from a biopsy of the lump.

What to expect from your doctor :

Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions, including:
  • When did you notice the lump? Has it gotten bigger since then?
  • Does the lump change in size around the time of your menstrual periods?
  • Have you or other family members had breast problems?
  • What date did your last menstrual period begin?
  • Is the lump tender or painful?
  • Have you had nipple discharge?
  • Has anyone in your family had breast cancer?
  • Have you ever had a mammogram? If so, when?
During the physical exam, the doctor will check both breasts for lumps and other problems. Depending on the age of the patient and the characteristics of the lump, the doctor may recommend one or more of the following tests:
  • Diagnostic mammography. Mammography uses X-rays to produce an image (mammogram) of suspicious areas in the breast tissue. A fibroadenoma usually appears on a mammogram as a breast mass with smooth, round edges, distinct from surrounding breast tissue.
  • Breast ultrasound. If patient is younger than age 30, the doctor may recommend breast ultrasound instead of a mammogram to evaluate a breast lump. Dense breast tissue in younger women makes mammograms difficult to interpret.
Breast ultrasound can help the doctor determine whether a breast lump is solid or filled with fluid. A solid mass is more likely a fibroadenoma, and a fluid-filled mass is more likely a cyst.
  • Fine-needle aspiration. Through a thin needle inserted into the breast, the doctor attempts to withdraw the contents of the breast lump. If fluid comes out, the lump is most likely a cyst.
  • Core needle biopsy. Based on the physical exam and breast imaging findings, the doctor may recommend a core needle biopsy. This test uses a larger needle than the one used in fine-needle aspiration to collect tissue samples from the lump, which go to a lab for analysis.

Treatments and drugs :

In many cases, fibroadenomas require no treatment. However, some women choose to have their fibroadenomas surgically removed for their peace of mind.

Surgery :

Procedures to remove a fibroadenoma include:
Lumpectomy or excisional biopsy. In this procedure, a surgeon removes fibroadenoma and sends it to a lab to check for cancer.
After a fibroadenoma is removed, it's possible that one or more new fibroadenomas may develop. New breast lumps need to be assessed with mammograms, ultrasound and possibly biopsy — to determine if the lump is a fibroadenoma or cancer.