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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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12/8/2010Has follow up radiotherapy ever been used for ADH? If so, has it proven to be effective? I am having my 2nd excisional biopsy in 2 1/2 years. In 2008, the Dx was ADH (2mm). On my most recent mammogram (SEP 2010) another 2mm lesion has been seen and confirmed with ultrasound. I am a poor candidate for aromatase inhibitors(CAD + A-fib)and wondered if radiotherapy would be an option to prevent progression in the future. 58/postmenopausal.Thank you.
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12/8/2010no, it has been determined that radiation is not used for ADH. this is because ADH is a marker for increased risk. i is not necessary to surgically remove all ADH cells either because it is a marker and not a precancer finding that turns into cancer.Additionally for prevention of breast cancer an AI is not used. Tamoxifen is.

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