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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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12/15/2017I was just diagnosed with ADL after a surgical biopsy. Going to see a specialist next week so they can keep track of my scans, etc. I'm concerned that 6 months will be too long to wait to see if something is going on a scan....more ADL, legit breast cancer, etc. I feel like I'm a sitting time bomb! I noticed you mentioned in other posts that ADL/ADH is identified as putting a woman on "high alert" for breast cancer. How fast can breast cancer develop? Can it start developing after a scan and then be out of control by the time the next scan is taken in 6 months?
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12/15/2017ADH and ALH are markers for increased risk and not cancer unto themselves. hundreds of thousands of women have one or the other or both and don't get breast cancer too. you won't be getting scans. you will likely get a mammogram in 6 months to establish a new baseline mammogram then annual mammography thereafter. the doctor or nurse you meet with will help calculate your risk factoring in this new biopsy result and family history with some other factors. don't treat this like you are a handgrunaide with the pin pulled. hopefuly you will never hear the words breast cancer applying to you.

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