A phyllodes tumor
is a type of breast tumor
. In the majority of cases these tumors are rare and benign
. They are often found in women over 40 years of age, and grow quickly, sometimes reaching a size of 20 or even 30 centimeters. These tumors do have a malignant potential, called phyllodes sarcoma
, which is even rarer. By performing breast x-ray
, called a mammogram, or an ultrasound, the nature of the tumor can be revealed. Treatment methods are primarily based on surgical ablation, whether the tumor is malignant or benign.
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Latest update on November 12, 2013 at 05:16 AM by Jeff.