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Doctor insights on: Atypical Hyperplasia Of Breast

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What percentage of atypical hyperplasia becomes breast cancer?

What percentage of atypical hyperplasia becomes breast cancer?

Small percentage: In a recent study in the annals of surgical oncology, they looked at how many surgical excisions performed for atypical hyperplasia displayed either dcis or cancer. Out of the cases that the study reviewed, only about 1% of the cases upstaged to either dcis or cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is atypical hyperplasia of the breast?

What exactly is atypical hyperplasia of the breast?

Irregular Cells: Atypical hyperplasia (ah) is the term used to describe the development of abnormal cells in the breast. These cells may originate from the breast ducts (atypical ductal hyperplasia) or the lobules (atypical lobular hyperplasia). Ah is not cancer, but it increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Therefore patients with a diagnosis of ah often require more frequent breast cancer screening. ...Read more

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What is atypical hyperplasia of the breast? What symptoms do you get?

What is atypical hyperplasia of the breast? What symptoms do you get?

See below: Atypcal hyperplasia can be a marker of pre-cancerous changes of the breast. A person with this finding may need a surgical biopsy to remove a portion of the breast tissue to be sure all is benign, or close monitoring. There would be no symptoms from this condition, and likely no breast lump associated with it either. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/atypical-hyperplasia/ds01018\p. ...Read more

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How do you usually treat atypical hyperplasia in a breast biopsy?

How do you usually treat atypical hyperplasia in a breast biopsy?

Depends .: If the biopsy was a needle/core biopsy, most would surgically excise. There is a small (approximately 20%) chance of finding dcis at excision. Once excised, most patients are considered 'high risk'. These patients may benefit from chemoprevention (tamoxifen) and/or yearly mri. To further assess one's risk, they should see a breast professional. ...Read more

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I had surgical breast biopsy then atypical hyperplasia removal. Was this necessary? What would have happened if i hadn't intervened?

I had surgical breast biopsy then atypical hyperplasia removal. Was this necessary? What would have happened if i hadn't intervened?

Hard to know: You apparently had a breast mass or an imaging abnormality. It was not feasible to know the nature of the lesion without removing and examination by a pathologist. If is good that it was not cancer. ...Read more

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With a previous diagnosis of atypical lobular hyperplasia, is it wiser to terminate a pregnancy at age 49 to avoid increase breast cancer risk?

With a previous diagnosis of atypical lobular hyperplasia, is it wiser to terminate a pregnancy at age 49 to avoid increase breast cancer risk?

No simple answer: This question is too complex to answer in this format--please see a breast surgeon to discuss. Population studies note a higher risk of breast cancer just after pregnancies, likely related to women who have existing (hormone-sensitive) cancers in their breast during pregnancy. Also, first pregnancies late in life are associated w/increase breast ca risk. How this might affect you is hard to know. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia?

What does it mean to have a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia?

Depends on location.: Papillomas are benign polyp-like growths found within breast ducts. When near the nipple, they can cause bloody nipple discharge. In the absence of 'atypia', excision is unnecessary unless they are in the periphery of the breast (away from the nipple)--in that circumstance, cancers are sometimes associated with this finding, warranting surgical biopsy. ...Read more

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What is a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia? Not cancerous, right?

What is a benign breast papilloma with hyperplasia? Not cancerous, right?

Benign: Intraductal papillomas are usually a benign condition of a nodule in a breast duct. It can cause nipple bleeding and can sometimes be seen on mammogram or breast ultrasound. Surgery may be indicated to remove the papilloma to be sure it is benign. Hyperplasia can be a pre-cancerous change on or near the papilloma. ...Read more

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To have a second opinion about the need of removing a fibroadenoma 5.5×5.2×2.4 CM with usual focal hyperplasia ductal in right breast. ?

To have a second opinion about the need of removing a fibroadenoma 5.5×5.2×2.4 CM with usual focal hyperplasia ductal in right breast.  ?

Sure.: It's always OK to get a second opinion, especially when surgery is involved. See a breast surgeon. A breast mass measuring 5cm is quite large, and a biopsy only removes and tests a tiny piece of it. Without removing the whole mass, it's hard to know for sure that it's benign (not cancer). ...Read more

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Could usual hyperplasia be mistaken for duct ectasia on a breast MRI?

Could usual hyperplasia be mistaken for duct ectasia on a breast MRI?

No,: "usual hyperplasia" is a histologic diagnosis made by a pathologist looking at tissue under a microscope. It cannot be identified as such on MRI or any other imaging study. "Duct ectasia" means duct dilatation and can be identified on MRI. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a lumpectomy last year to find ductal hyperplasia. Last mammogram was fine. Now I'm having heaviness in same breast. Normal?

Hi, I had a lumpectomy last year to find ductal hyperplasia.  Last mammogram was fine.  Now I'm having heaviness in same breast.  Normal?

Need medical checkup: It is not uncommon to have some numbness/heaviness after surgery in any area of your body. This can take up 1 to 2 years to completely normalize. But you should have annual clinical breast examinations with your doctor who did breast surgery and seek his advice. An annual mammogram is also recommended. ...Read more

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What to do if I have atypical hyperplasia which means either ulterine cancer cells or pre cancer cells.?

What to do if I have atypical hyperplasia which means either ulterine cancer cells or pre cancer cells.?

Follow up with Gynec: This means you need follow up testing to be sure that these cells do not become cancerous in due course of time.Right now they are benign yet not entirely normal(that is why they are calling them atypical) ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have atypical hyperplasia which means either ulterine cancer cells or pre cancer cells.?

What do you suggest if I have atypical hyperplasia which means either ulterine cancer cells or pre cancer cells.?

Follow up: The atypical hyperplasia reported in your pathology report means you need to be followed up. There is only a small chance that you have a uterine cancer and that is why you would be followed up. ...Read more

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Had a recent lapro hysterectomy. Received a diagnosis of "adenomysis with complex atypical hyperplasia" for sometime removed away from uterus --what is this?

Had a recent lapro hysterectomy. Received a diagnosis of "adenomysis with complex atypical hyperplasia" for sometime removed away from uterus --what is this?

Glad it's out: Adenomyosis doesn't usually mean anything, but atypical hyperplasia is something i'm glad to know you don't have to worry about any more. With your uterus gone, the atypical hyperplasia can't progress to malignancy, as it's somewhat prone to do. Take a deep breath and be thankful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is atypical papilloma in the breast?

What is atypical papilloma in the breast?

Atypical papilloma: It is essentially a papilloma(which is a benign tumor of the breast duct) that has a component of atypical ductal hyperplasia(ADH (vasopressin)). ADH (vasopressin) is not cancer,but it can be considered a precursor, or at least a high risk marker, for cancer. Atypical papillomas dx'd at core biopsy should undergo complete excision. After surgery, about 30% will be upgraded at least to in situ cancer. ...Read more

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I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7.. Does this sound like secondary C?

Frist you can't: diagnose cancer of breast with MRI alone ,definitive diagnosis is established only after biopsy only, if you did not have biopsy it may not be a cancer till proved by biopsy. Speak to your doctor and find out further management ...Read more

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What does moderate residual hyperplasia mean.and could it b causing my chest pain,short of breath n pain in lungs/legs n middle of my chest?

What does moderate residual hyperplasia mean.and could it b causing my chest pain,short of breath n pain in lungs/legs n middle of my chest?

Sorry, can't tell: I am sorry to be unresponsive, but the phrase "moderate residual hyperplasia" could be used to refer to any organ system in the body. Without more context I really cannot provide a meaningful answer to your query. ...Read more

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Having chest pain, shortness of breath, pain on left side near ribcage n under breastbone.ctpa was negative, CT showed moderate residual hyperplasia?

Hyperplasia?: I am a radiologist. Hyperplasia is not a CT diagnosis. Please review the report and make sure you know what it says. Chest pain can be from a number of causes including local trauma, costochondritis, pleurisy, pneumonia, angina, etc. Talk with your doctor to get a better understanding of your condition. As you have access to the net, look up the conditions so you know what they are. ...Read more