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I have been diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia. I wasnt told much?

I have been diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia. I wasnt told much?

ADH - risk marker: Long term, ADH is a marker for elevated risk (2.5-4x's) and warrants increased screening (?Bmri) and possible chemoprevention. When found on a core biopsy, the standard is for open biopsy obtaining additional tissue to provide context for the pathology to exclude upgrading to dcis. It does not need to be completely excised with margins. ...Read more

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What should be my next step if i'm diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia?

What should be my next step if i'm diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia?

Chemoprevention: There is an increased risk of developing breast cancer associated with a tissue diagnosis of atypical ductal hyperplasia. This risk can be reduced by taking exists or tamoxifen. Please go and consult with a medical oncologist with an interest in breast cancer to discuss the risk and benefits of chemoprevention. ...Read more

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Is atypical ductal hyperplasia common in women?

Is atypical ductal hyperplasia common in women?

Yes.: The presence of abnormal duct cells at the time of a breast biopsy (ADH) is common. This is not a pre-cancerous condition, however, women with ADH do have a 2 to 4 fold increased lifetime risk of developing breast cancer as compared to the general population. ...Read more

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Are there natural drugs to take to treat atypical ductal hyperplasia?

Are there natural drugs to take to treat atypical ductal hyperplasia?

I'd choose not to.: A diagnosis of atypical ductal hyperplasia on a biopsy means we need to do surgery to remove the area out. If in case that diagnosis was made on a surgically removed specimen and if it was completely removed then it does not need any additional surgery. Sometimes tamoxifen can be used to follow up as a medical treatment but i would not recommend natural drugs for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is atypical ductal hyperplasia (adh)?

What exactly is atypical ductal hyperplasia (adh)?

Breast cancer marker: ADH is an abnormal proliferation of breast duct cells that is benign but is associated with present or future breast cancer. ADH is suspected on mammograms with microcalcifications and is diagnosed on needle biopsy and usually requires surgical excision. About 30% of excisions for ADH will show cancer. For the other 70% of women the risk of developing breast cancer over the next 8 years is 3.7%. ...Read more

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What is macrophages and cytologically bland of ductal hyperplasia?

What is macrophages and cytologically bland of ductal hyperplasia?

Normal: Macrophages are a type of white blood cells (in the blood they are called monocytes). They are known for phagocytosing ('eating') foreign microscopic substances. Ductal hyperplasia is a benign proliferation of ducts usually described in breast biopsies. ...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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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