Fibroadenoma of the breast are firm, smooth, rubbery, easy to move under the skin, noncancerous, harmless and painless lumps (tumors) that often occur in premenopausal women. They are usually small (less than 1 cm) and can get bigger in breast-feeding mothers and during pregnancy.
On examination, they typically are painless, have a marble-like feel, firm, mobile and solitary. However, multiple and bilateral fibroadenoma are common too.
About this case
This case is of a 17 year old girl with multiple lumps or fibroadenoma in both her breasts. She was operated for one such large tumor following which she visited us as she refused to be operated any further. A wise decision as surgery would only be a temporary measure and would scar her permanently.