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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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4/20/2011excisonal biopsy states tissue meets criteria for atypical intraductal hyperpasia with no in situ or invasive carcinoma. Magins wit widesspread blunt duct adenosis and papilomatous ductal epitelial hyperplasia. No evidence of neoplasm. And nno ductal epithelial atypia. Should I talk to my pcp about seeing a oncologist for medication to reduce risk of developing breast cancer?
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4/20/2011Yes, request actually a referral to a breast oncologist who has specialization in high risk. you need an evaluation to determine to what degree of risk you have for getting breast cancer. having atypical cells is one risk factor. you may have others however (ie, began menstruating before age 12, been on HRT, smoker, etc). The oncologist can provide you a percentage of risk in the next 10 years as well as over your life time. If you have family history of course this too influences degree of risk. Not all women go on medication (a drug called Tamoxifen) for risk reduction. it is very dependent on your overall risk. if you want to come our way just call 443-287-2778 and ask to be transferred to Linda Thompson in the BOSS office. (breast and ovarian surveillance service)

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