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How does fibroadenoma affect the body?

Most cases of fibroadenoma are uncomplicated and do not have serious effects on the body. In some cases you may experience discharge from one or both nipples. Other common effects may be breast tenderness and fullness, which are exacerbated by intake of caffeine, chocolate, and sodium. More rarely, a person can develop complex fibroadenoma, and this type may cause complications. In complex fibroadenoma, the tumors contain cystic tissue and may increase the chances that you will develop breast cancer.

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