Atypical Hypersplasia with "Borderline" DCIS
I wish we were all meeting on better circumstances. 😉
I am 58 and for the first time ever, I had an abnormal mammogram with a single cluster of microcalcifications. I was called back for magnification views, and last week, I had a stereotactic biopsy.
My breast surgeon called, said no cancer BUT that I'm somewhere in between. I have Atypical Ductal Hyperslasia (ADH) "bordering" on "low grade" Ductal Carcinoma in SITU (DCIS.)
She is recommending an MRI (I can't do contrast,) followed by surgical removal of the area of concern in October. We'll go from there.
I've done a lot of research and because I fall between the lines here, I am feeling like this is extreme. Of course, I could be wrong. I am not in denial, just seeking some other opinions from either those who have experienced the same and / or medical advice.
She also mentioned a drug, like Tamoxifen. No radiation….yet. I asked if this could be a "wait and see" kind of scenario, but she said NO! I just don't know what to think.
I AM considering seeking a second or third opinion on this while I wait for surgery and I understand this could be a pre-cancer, but since it's a fine line…I just feel this is extreme.
I have seen a lot during my research. I pray for all of you, this is not an easy path no matter where we are. I DO feel blessed, that I most likely caught it early.
Sorry for rambling, I hope you understand. It's hard to sum up easily in text.
Thank you, and enjoy your Sunday.