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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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10/27/2017At age 69,I was diagnosed with ADH and calcifications a year ago. At time of biopsy, a clip was inserted but was "lost". Radiologist took picture after picture trying to find clip. I was in severe pain and was bruised beyond belief afterwards. Under great pressure from another radiologist who "found" the clip which had migrated away from the site, I saw a surgeon who talked me into an excisional biopsy. I pled with him to let me wait a few months. I had just gone off HRT (stupid of me to continue it so long, I know.). He let me wait two months. On the day before the surgery, I saw the good radiologist who did mammograms and couldn't find any adh any more. I don't want to go back for more mammograms ever. No history of breast cancer in family, but I have had fibroadenomas in the past. The radiologist (the good one) wants me to come in every six months.
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10/27/2017There is no way to look at a mammogram and determine that no more ADH is there, or determine if there are cancer cells where the ADH biopsy was previously done. standard of care is to do a surgical biopsy to rule out the presence of breast cancer already being there among the ADH cells.

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