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Doctor insights on: Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia Of Breast

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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 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?

Close observation: When atypical hyperplasia is found at the time of a nonsurgical needle biopsy, it is often recommended to remove a little more tissue with a surgical biopsy to be certain that this did not miss a cancer. Assuming only atypia is seen, this is not a pre-cancerous condition, but rather a marker for a 2-4 fold increased risk for breast cancer. Therefore, careful follow-up is recommended. ...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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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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I have lobular neoplasia. Is it a likely that i will develop breast cancer in the future?

I have lobular neoplasia. Is it a likely that i will develop breast cancer in the future?

Sightly increased...: There is a slightly increased risk of breast cancer with lobular neoplasia, but the majority of women with this diagnosis do not get breast cancer. Some sites describe a 7 to 11 times increased risk for future breast cancer. Tamoxifen may be a consideration for breast cancer prevention. See a breast specialist and consider genetic testing for breast cancer risk analysis. ...Read more

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Can someone with lobular carcinoma breast feed?

Can someone with lobular carcinoma breast feed?

After treatment: I trust that you have been treated for the carcinoma. If you have been treated it is okay to breast feed. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

Approximately 80%: The exact answer to this question depends on a number of factors: actual tumor size, level of estrogen expression, number of nodes involved, medications given and individual response to medications. Lifestyle factors are also key. 80% 5-year survival comes from pooled data from a variety of patients. It's best to ask you medical oncologist to calculate your survival based upon your personal data ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

Better than 85%: Invasive lobular carcinoma begins in the milk-producing glands (lobules) of the breast the cells having broken out of the lobule where they began and in Stage IIB have spread to regional lymph nodes. It typically doesn't form a lump, but often causes a fullness in one part of the breast.. They tend to have more hormone-receptor–positive tumors , lower nuclear grade and survival better than 85% ...Read more