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Friday, May 22, 2009 elahe, Community Member, asks

Q: can cyct or fibroderma cause a dimple?

thank you for your answer I have another question ,can fibroama or cyct cuase a dimple? or  putrefaction can cause a dimple ?and MRI  is more presise than mamogram ???

is it possible that a fibroaderma be a tumor lump or convert?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
5/22/09 6:05pm

Just about anything is possible - we all have our own experiences in our own bodies. As for MRI vs. mammogram, an MRI is both more and less precise; it reveals more tumors than a mammogram, but it also has more false positives - that is, it shows what looks like a tumor, but it's not. So many women have needless biopsies due to MRIs. But many women also catch cancer early because of an MRI. Unless your benign fibroadenoma shows signs of fast cell division (called hyperplasia), it's unlikely it would go from benign to cancerous. Hope this helps - PJH

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide
5/22/09 6:06pm

Any type of lump in the breast can cause a dimple.  Fortunately, most lumps are not cancer.  There are several types of imaging techniques that can help the doctor decide what type of lump a woman has.  An ultrasound is very good at diagnosing a fluid-filled cyst, which is not dangerous.  Mammograms and MRI's each give a different type of image.  Usually doctors start with mammograms because they are easier to administer and more available.  If they can't get the information they need from an ultrasound and mammogram, then they might order an MRI.  Another option for finding out whether a lump is cancerous or benign is to do a biopsy of the lump.  I haven't heard of fibroadenomas turning into cancer.  Sometimes surgeons recommend removing them if they are large because they might be causing pain, or they might make it harder to find a cancerous lump.

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By elahe, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 05/22/09