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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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9/27/2017I had focally severe ADH and a lesser extent of ALH in the other breast which led to excisional biopsies. The ADH was diagnosed after micro calcifications were seen on my yearly mammo. Even though I have no family history of breast cancer or any mutational gene, my surgeon insists on yearly MRI's w contrast on top of my yearly mammo. Every six months i see him for a breast exam and he then gives me the prescriptions for my mammo and mri for six months later. I am 59 now so I've been doing this for 8 eight years. I now worry about all this contrast I'm getting since new research shows it builds up in your brain. My surgeon claims MRI is warranted since my Gail assessment puts me at 1 and 3 chance of getting breast cancer.and gets rather angry when I suggest maybe I don't need the MRI anymore since all's been clear. Don't know why he feels of getting breast cancer is so high .I . I did have children and started my period at average age of 13. The only thing is the ADH and going into menopause rather late at age 57 . Do ANY of you ladies get yearly MRI's also?
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9/27/2017The person to determine if an MRI is needed is the breast imaging radiologist. if the radiologist feels that your mammograms are relatively easy to read accurately, and it sounds like they likely are, then no MRI is needed when there is no family history, no personal diagnosis of breast cancer, no gene mutation personally and only atypical cells have thus far been found.

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