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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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8/17/2016I am 45 years old with the BRCA 2. Mother diagnosed age 32, died age 43. Grandmother died age 44? Just had excisional biopsy, still only shows ADH. Trying to decide on mastectomy.......where is the best place to look? So many different opinions....thank you. P.S. I am 99% sure of doing the BSO/hyster in September.
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8/17/2016please come to us. this is one of our specialties. you will find that most women choose bilateral mastectomies with reconstruction and if they have completed child bearing, then commonly also get ovaries and fallopian tubes out as well. But there are exceptions. call 443-997-8282. Tell the scheduler you are BRCA2 gene mutation positive and also have ADH on biopsy. you need to meet with a breast surgical oncologist and a breast reconstruction plastic surgeon. we do skin sparing, nipple areola sparing and EVERY form of reconstruction option there is. it is worth traveling for. let us get our arms around you. our nurse navigators are also breast cancer survivors as well as breast cancer nurses. a rare combination.

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