Louisville, Kentucky
A 38-year-old female asked:

Rephrased question: two random lumps were biopsied. both contained adh (vasopressin). shouldn't other lumps be tested. how can one be sure dcis isn't lurking?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
I assume ADH: is referring to atypical ductal hyperplasia. If this is found on needle biopsy, depending on the sample characteristics in many or most cases it is an indication for surgical excision. It is considered a risk factor for breast cancer and may make you a candidate for additional screening. Ask your doc if you are a candidate for adjunct screening with mri/us. That is how to detect lurking cancer
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