The lump may be surgically removed, the decision depending on the features of the lump and the patient's preferences. Removal is performed under either a local or general anesthetic. After removal, lumps believed to be fibroadenomas are examined by a pathologist to rule out the small chance of breast cancer. Alternative treatments include removing the lump with a needle and destroying the lump without removing it (such as by freezing, in a process called cryoablation).
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