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Facts and Myths about Breast Cancer
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11/11/2016I had a stereotactic-guided core biopsy done at 9:00 to examine calcifications found on my annual 3D mammogram. I also had a ultrasound guided core biopsy done on a lump found at 1:00 on the same breast. The results were: ADH and FEA associated with calcifications, negative for invasive malignancy at the 9:00 biopsy site. At the 1:00 tumor site, the results were IDC, Grade 2, ER+ PR+ HER2-, lymphatic invasion absent, subtype: Cribriform, DCIS grade 2. I'm torn with the decision of Lumpectomy with radiation vs. Mastectomy since I'm concerned about the 9:00 site becoming cancer in the future. I'm only 49 years old and don't want to worry about cancer returning in my right breast. Does the diagnosis of IDC along with ADH in a separate area increase my risk of cancer reoccurrence?
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11/11/2016The ADH is not a breast cancer, but is a high risk finding of developing breast cancer. Your risk of a recurrence will be increased based on your existing diagnosis.

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