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12/20/2017Hello, I had a stereotactic core needle biopsy for pleomorphic cluster of microcalcs which reported severe atypical ductal hyperplasia/borderline low grade DCIS. I followed up with another stereotactic core needle biopsy for an area of faint microcalcs which are near the primary area of concern to assess for additional involvement (results pending). I am scheduled to meet with a breast oncology surgeon next week to discuss all results and plan. My mother had both ADH (lumpectomy) at 50 and DCIS at 63 with microinvasion (lumpectomy and radiation) different breasts. I am expecting that there will be DCIS mixed in somewhere when final surgery pathology is done. My question is is there a procedure that can determine if I have ADH in my other breast? Whereas I am high risk for recurrence, I'm considering prophylactic double mastectomy. Thank you
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12/21/2017Breast imaging (mammogram, ultrasound, MRI) of the other breast should reveal any suspicious masses if they are present.

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