Fibroadenomas are solid, smooth, firm, benign lumps. They are most often found in women in their late teens and early twenties. But they can occur in women of any age. They are the second most common type of benign lump in women.
Fibroadenomas occur twice as often in African-American women as in other women. The painless lump feels rubbery and moves around freely. It very often is found by the woman herself. These lumps vary in size. They can grow anywhere in your breast tissue.
In some cases, with very young women, the fibroadenoma is not removed. But these lumps may grow larger with pregnancy and breastfeeding. For this reason, your healthcare provider may recommend having surgery to remove a fibroadenoma.