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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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8/13/2010Hello, I had 2 core biopsies - left and right breast.Left breast - radial scar with microcalcifications, wide excisional biopsy recommended. Right breast ADH - radiologist called me and said they want to remove it (he didn't mention surgical biopsy at all). Does it increas my risk for cancer if I'm having both radial scar and ADH, also if both breasts are under question? Will the surgeon see right away if its cancer? Thanks a lot for any information!!!
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8/13/2010surgeon cannot tell during surgery if something is cancer or not. Having both radial scar and ADH doesn't double your risk. Really the ADH is the issue here as far as being a notable risk factor. also not an issue that things are happening in both breasts. when he says "take it out" this still means it is an open excisional biopsy. risk of there being cancer should be about 20%. which means 80% not cancer. (keep your glass half full and focus on the 80%)

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