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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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6/8/2017I was just sent to this site... overwhelmed to say the least. ADH... so many of us on here have been diagnosed. Atypical cells. What the heck do you get that from and how can we all help to control it? Long term disgnosis?? Is this a big scare or a little one??
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6/8/2017It is unknown what causes ADH just like it remains unknown what causes breast cancer when 70% of women diagnosed have no known risk factors and only 12% have any family history. ADH is a marker for risk. there are likely millions of women with ADH who frankly don't even know it and never get breast cancer too. a high risk specialist can calculate your risk for you however by looking at various factors that determine what your percentage risk is of getting breast cancer in the future. From that knowledge of your calculated risk the specialist can then discuss with you how you want to reduce your risk.it may just be close monitoring which most women opt for. it could be going on tamoxifen that reduces your calculated risk by 47%.

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