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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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4/12/2017I have been diagnosed with ADH. I am scheduled for a lumpectomy. The Doctor is also recommending an Aromatase inhibitor treatment post surgery. I am post-menopausal, overweight and suffer from muscle and joint pain. Based on what I have read, the drugs seem to cause more problems and side effects than the risk of breast cancer. Is it possible to postpone such treatment and be vigilant with mammograms?
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4/13/2017it should be a medical oncologist who specializes in high risk women to determine if you need meds afterward. and an AI is usually not what is prescribed. that said, you are having a surgical biopsy to determine if cancer is present with the ADH. if only ADH is there then see a medical oncologist to get your risk calculated and determine if meds are advisable. if cancer is found then of course you will get other treatments.

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