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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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8/22/2017I had ADH in one breast that was surgically removed by lumpectomy. What is the standard of care for f/u?
2/3 positive nodes in right breast with extremely dense breasts, Grade 2B, ER+,PR+, HER2-, Lymphovasular infiltration. Lumpectomy w/radiation to the 2.1 cm tumor on the right breast w/invasive ductal. . No radiation to the left ADH side. .
My MD only ordered mammogram as f/u. . I have not ever had a breast MRI. Bone scan negative. Thank you
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8/24/2017If ADH is found on needle biopsy, more tissue in that area usually needs to be removed to be sure that nothing more serious is also present in the breast. The tissue that is removed is looked at under the microscope, and if nothing more serious is found, no other treatment is needed. The patient is then followed up with breast exams and breast imaging tests like mammography. Your doctor may have recommended taking medicine to help reduce your risk of breast cancer if no cancer had been found.

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