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What increases my risk for fibroadenoma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

What causes fibroadenoma is still unknown. However, it is thought that their occurrence may be linked to reproductive hormones. This is because tumors are most likely to occur after puberty and prior to menopause, and because they can grow during pregnancy or if you are undergoing estrogen therapy.

Your risk of fibroadenoma may be increased if you are an adolescent or premenopausal woman. Your chances of fibroadenoma are also higher if you are pregnant or a post-menopausal woman currently going through estrogen therapy. And if you've had fibroadenoma before, it increases your risk of getting it again.

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