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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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11/10/2010Just when you thought you were healthy...unplanned hysterectomy very shortly after delivery of 2nd child - I do have one barely functioning but normal looking ovary left. 4 years later -Happy 40th- thought I should have a lump in my right breast examined. Initial Dr.'s visit, breast clinic referral, core biopsy, and 2 surgeries in 4 weeks left me spinning with the diagnosis of borderline Phyllodes tumor. Oh, and by the way, I received a secondary finding/diagnosis of ADH due to the plethora of lab work being done...yea! First follow-up appt starting out the same way just the other side- now the left breast's getting attention based on the MRI...ultra-sound is scheduled and likely will include a core biopsy....Is tamoxifen (or similar alternative drug therapies) really beneficial for someone like me who is chronologically "young" but physically menopausal? I appreciate your attention and input.
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11/11/2010not necessarily, and wouldn't be much help regarding a phyllodes either. if ADH was considered significant and you had family history of breast cancer among first degree relatives then possibly tam would be considered. hope you are in the hands of a comprehensive cancer center with breast specialists.

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