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Jan 31, 2019 · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

Hi doyoga,
Several years ago > than 10 years ago I had a lump left breast taken out of breast that showed atypical hyperplasia from a local breast surgeon. Over the years I had micro calcification. This past year at 54 years old I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the same spot. I travel now an hour to an urban area to a great breast cancer surgeon there told me that back then I should have insured that there was clean surgical site borders insured and started on tamoxifen. Hind sight is 20/20 and we know more medically now then 10-15 years ago.
Since then I have discovered I have the ATM gene and six women in my family with breast cancer. I had a left breast mastectomy.
Every breast cancer treatment is a personal and private family desicion, I hope all goes well with you.

Jan 31, 2019 · ATM Gene Mutation and Care in Breast Cancer

I am well, at the last minute I decided on just left sided mastectomy. I am about half way through reconstruction process. (Expanders then final saline). For me it was a good decision at the time. I may consider right side mastectomy in future. But at the time was glad I had use of right hand because. The people who I thought were going take care of me got sick ( my mom and hubby were both hospitalized while I had surgery) and I had to be self reliant. All is well now. I hope you also are healing well and thanks for checking on me.

Oct 9, 2018 · ATM Gene Mutation and Care in Breast Cancer

Greetings to all, I also have the ATM gene and am newly diagnosed, DCIS left breast. I was going to have a lumpectomy but after finding out that I had the gene and having six family members with breast cancer through out three generations, I decided on a mastectomy which will be next month. It was a hard desicion to make and it is per each individual person’s choice. I am part of the 1 % to have this gene too.