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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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10/27/2017ObGyn sent me to get an ultrasound on my left breast, showed dense breast tissue and was immediately told to get a mammogram while I was there which I refused to do further research. ObGyn sent me to a breast specialist and was told I need to get a core biopsy with clips left in my breast, I refused and only agreed to minimally invasive options and asked about Fine Needle Aspiration. FNA pathology report shows: Rare Atypical Ductal cells present, material precludes definitive diagnosis. Recommend tissue biopsy for further study if clinically indicated.

Breast specialist scheduled me for excisional biopsy but I've continued my research and other alternatives. Since then I've had Thermography done which shows heat patterns on the body and doesn't show a high risk but was advised to monitor, change diet, lifestyle, etc.

Are these cells considered cancerous? As far as I've researched no they're not. What is considered as allowable timeframe to monitor the changes within these cells before considering removal? I understand removing these cells is common practice but how common that these cells will regrow? No one is asking what causes this type of inflammation in the body, everyone is rushing to do a surgery.
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10/28/2017Here is the problem. there is a possibility that you have breast cancer cells there now. an FNA cannot tell us that. FNA did however show precancerous cells. so standard of care is excisional biopsy. no diet or change in activity will remove cancer cells if they are already present. meet with a breast surgical oncologist at this juncture.

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