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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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4/28/2016I had a lumpectomy Oct 2015 due to ADH. The doctor suggested I go on Tamoxifen - I haven't yet, doing a lot of research. My mother had breast cancer at 34 then lung cancer at 60 (nothing was mentioned that it was related to her breast cancer, she was a smoker, died from lung cancer). My grandmother (mom's mother) died at 59 from ovarian cancer (I think waiting on death cert., but was always told it was uterine cancer). I was tested for the BRAC 1&2 gene and do not have it. Given my history and all the things I have read, I have a lot of issues about going on the Tamoxifen due to the warnings of side effects, especially the uterine/liver cancer and blood clots and eye issues. I just spoke to my gynecologist about having my ovaries removed (the percentage seems to be the same of getting breast cancer vs. taking the drug). I am 54 healthy and active, (in menopause) and take no medication expect for Vitamin C and D and calcium. Isn't there something other and less invasive that I can take or do. Very concerned.
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4/28/2016meet with a genetic counselor to calculate your risk and determine which to do- removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes vs tamoxifen

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