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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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12/30/2017 I had a ultrasound guided biopsy and they found SCLEROSING PAPILLOMA WITH FOCAL ATYPICAL DUCTAL HYPERPLASIA AND FOCALSECRETORY HYPERPLASIA,the reposrts says i need
Surgical consultation for excision of the left breast mass is recommended.

what does this means?
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12/30/2017The papilloma was a benign finding but it was accompanied with mutated/abnormal cells called atypical cells-- specifically atypical duct hyperplasia. So more tissue is needed for analysis to determine if there are any breast cancer cells associated with it. come to us. you will want and need a breast surgical oncologist at this time. 443-997-1513. the atypical cells are just in a small area so risk of there being cancer is less than if they found a lot of atypia present. atypia however increases your overall lifetime risk for getting breast cancer so you will also want to meet with a high risk specialist even if no cancer cells are found. come to us. let us get our arms around you and get this solved for you too.

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