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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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7/1/2017Thank you for this wonderful forum. You are amazing. Me = DX foci ADH and focal ALH from stereotactic core biopsy after microcalcifications in RT breast 2 mos ago. Recent mammogram done for 2nd opinion. Dr. said no microcalcifications show on recent mammo. 1st surgeon says 50% risk of BC. 2nd surgeon 20% risk. Both want to excise "just to be safe". Why is a lumpectomy really necessary and are lifestyle factors a way to prevent BC? No family history of BC. Don't smoke, don't drink. Not overweight. Exercise daily. I wish there were more integrative high risk clinics
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7/2/2017Unless you carry a breast cancer gene, the risk is likely not as a high as 50%. however it still is up there given ADH on core. next step is a surgical biopsy to determine if any cancer cells are there. it is not officially a lumpectomy. by definition, lumpectomy is for known cancer to be surgically removed with clear margins. come to us. you need a breast surgical oncologist now. 443-997-1513. tell the scheduler Lillie sent you.

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