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ADH - Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
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1/16/2018Had breast reduction 2 years ago with surprise diagnosis of ADH in both breasts - but only 1 or 2 foci in each. Placed on Raloxifene with frequent monitoring. Just had very unpleasant biopsy 2 weeks ago as breast dr concerned about new calcification clusters, which turned-out benign. I have a lot of anxiety thinking I'm a ticking time bomb - are microcalcifications further warning signs with the ADH of future breast cancer? (Had total hysterectomy due to "borderline ovarian tumor of low malignant potential" 20 years ago - was told both conditions are unrelated - but what are the chances of that!)
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1/17/2018Many women have breast calcifications and they are mostly benign. Because of your history of ADH, it's good that you're getting frequent monitoring because ADH can be a precursor to breast cancer. Calcifications do need to be checked out as they can turn into cancer, but most do not. Because of your ovarian tumor, you may want to have genetic testing to be sure you don't carry the BRCA gene mutation, as it is linked to breast and ovary cancer.

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