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|2/2/2011||Hi Lillie! My mother died of Breast Cancer when she was 38. My maternal grandmother died of BC in her 50's. My father and one of my brothers died of prostate cancer. (I am considering getting Genetic counseling).I have had 2 lumpectomies, and recently 2 Sterotactic biopsies which basically showed Ductal Hyperplasia. I have more calcifications that an MRI radiologist said were consistant with Sclerosing Adenosis and recommended follow-up in 12 months. So, these calcifications were not biopsied. My question is, in your opinion, should I have these calcifications biopsied sooner, or is it ok to wait 6-12 months. I have read that Sclerosing Adenosis can mimic malignancy so I'm curious why they would not biopsy.Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my question|
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|2/2/2011||you are wise to pursue genetic counseling and possibly testing. Assuming the a breast imaging radiologist read the breast imaging studies and knows your family history, then things sound like they appear to be read out as benign calcs. Calcs have a specific appearance when they are worrisome looking.good that atypical ductal hyperplasia was not a finding.many women opt to do bilateral prophylactic mastectomies with reconstruction today to reduce risk given significant family history, with or without gene positivity too.|
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