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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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7/19/2017This is a follow-up question to my 10/14/2015 question on this forum. I was a BC survivor of 8 years when I had reduction on both breasts which pathology showed ADH and LDH. I have discussed bi lateral mastectomies with my surgeon and oncologists and both say no, I have been taken Evista with severe hot flashes, Oncologist says there is no real studies that show a benefit since I have already taken 7 years of AI's, but he still recommended it so I have complied and will continue to take it. I have had 2 normal Mammos since DX. My Breast surgeon says no MRI unless something is seen on Mammos. My question is do you think I am doing all I can. My onco says that the real concern for survivors is the cancer coming back somewhere else, I am not 10 years out from BC and treatments and still living with some fear but trying to just go about my life, I am now 60 years old, suggestions??
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7/19/2017So Atypical cells are not cancer cells. so unless you had DCIS or invasive breast cancer cells then you would not be classified as having had breast cancer, but instead having a risk factor for one day getting breast cancer. sounds like you have been proactive in doing all the right things to reduce your risk of getting this disease. going preventative surgery is usually reserved for those who carry a breast cancer gene mutation and not for someone with just atypical cells.

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