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Atypical Ductal Hyperplaysia
I just got this diagnosis today after a stereotactic biopsy.  I opted to have surgery to remove the surrounding tissue. I read also that treatments are needed.  Does anyone know what treatments? Is it radiation therapy or chemotherapy?  Any information would be appreciated.


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Your choice is the recommended treatment for ADH and you are correct there may be some follow-up treatment. Radiation is often advised and then, depending on the Pathology report, Hormone therapy may be also recommended. If the Hormone testing (ER/PR) is positive then Tamoxifen could be advised for 5 years. Chemotherapy is only used when a diagnosis of "true" Cancer is made. ADH is sometimes referred to as "pre-cancerous" due to the fact that it does increase one's risk of developing breast cancer in the future.   Regards ....
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Thank you for your response.  It helped put my mind at ease.  
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