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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
Questions about atypical ductal hyperplasia.
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2/9/2017I had a biopsy that showed ADH... the radiologist suggested surgery to remove more tissue at NYU which I am doing in a few weeks. Both surgeon and radiologist said it is NOT cancer. However, the risk factor is of concern. Do some women never have issues again or will I ultimately wind up with breast cancer? Can I relax or do I need to be aggressive?? Can this be a one time deal or is this now forever life changing? It is making me feel overwhelmed with concern. I appreciate this opportunity to ask.
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2/10/2017it is smart to obtain more tissue to confirm there are no cancer cells present. for most women with ADH, they don't get breast cancer. However if the woman has ADH along with additional risk factors, then that can change things. hopefully you have no other risk factors, only have a tiny spot of ADH, and will live breast cancer free.

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