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12/20/2017Initial biopsy done on a small complex cyst came back as ADH borderlining low grade DCIS.. I think there was two tissue samples taken. Dr told me it was NOT cancer.. referred to breast surgeon in January. I am reading online that they will biopsy the whole mass to check for cancer.. what are the chances it will be? Complex cyst was ovoid shape and radiologist didnít seem worried but the again we have the borderline worry. The complex cyst is small.. .6cm

I felt reassured it wasnít cancer yet and they would take it out and since itís hormone receptive, go on a pill for 5 years. Now fear of cancer is back
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12/21/2017Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH) is when the cells are not behaving normally and are rapid-growing. It can be a precursor to breast cancer. At Hopkins, we surgically remove these masses. Borderline DCIS means that the cells look like they may be becoming DCIS breast cancer in situ (meaning within the duct). Ovoid shape means oval, which is good. If you would like one of our doctors to see you, we'd be happy to offer a second opinion. Call 443-997-1513 for an appointment.

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