I was recently had a breast biopsy done (5/19/08) and the diagnosis was--Proliferative breast disease with moderate ductal hyperplasia, no atypia. I know that this is not cancer, but can it turn into cancer? I've read that this diagnosis is a precursor for cancer.Also, would it be wise to remove the lump or leave it in?
Proliferative breast changes with ductal hyperplasia just means that the cells inside the breast are dividing a little more frequently than usual. The good thing is, this increased division is not accompanied by abnormalities such as atypia. It is true that this may increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer in the future, but this is not a direct pre- cancerous lesion (there is a difference between an increased risk, and a precancerous lesion). I believe it will not matter much if the lump is removed or not as long as you are followed up regularly. However, if your surgeon feels that there are areas missed during the biopsy, then removal may be indicated.
Thank you very much for clarifing my diagnosis for me. You are the first person that has been able to make sense of everything going on. I greatly appreciate it. One more question though...Is this a normal for someone in their twenties? I don't drink,smoke,do drugs and Im not overweight and there is no known history of this or breast cancer in my immediate family.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.