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Sat, Jul 27 4:40pm · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

I completely I agree! Thank you for posting this. I am not very good with words but yes we all learn from everyone’s experiences and everyone’s experiences are different. Thank you everyone for sharing!

Tue, Jul 23 8:25pm · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

I was the same as you. I did not have a breathing tube either and was out same day within an hour after surgery. I was put under local anesthesia and woke up a few time during the procedure. This is not an invasive surgery and there is no need for a breathing tube unless they are doing a mastectomy.

Wed, Jul 24 10:10pm · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

Exactly what I said every surgery is different but it sounds like from what you are saying you didn’t have just a typical lumpectomy either. You said with your first one they were concerned with lung issues and with your second one you had a partial mastectomy so with the first one that would be a concern for a breathing tube and the second would not have been just a lumpectomy it would have been more invasive surgery. Yes everyone and every surgery and every situation is different. I probably didn’t state it correctly in my initial post and I didn’t mean to make anyone made but if it is a typical lumpectomy with no underlying issues and a healthy patient a breathing tube is not usually necessary. And again I am an Oncology Nurse who has 20 years experience.

Wed, Jul 24 9:16pm · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

I am sorry I upset I don’t know why though. No I am not a doctor or surgeon or anesthesiologist but I have been a Registered Nurse for 20 years and a Certified oncology nurse for that so I do know a little about breast cancer and what is involved with it. Yes everyone is different and every surgery is different but usually for a lumpectomy you will not have a breathing tube put in because it is not a major surgery. It is an out
Patient surgery and unless complications arise you will go home the same day.

Tue, Jul 23 11:03am · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

The ADH your mom had is estrogen driven. Did the doctors talk to her about taking any medicine to prevent cancer such as arimidex? That is a drug that can lower the risk of breast cancer associated with estrogen driven breast cancers. I was an oncology nurse for 10 years just retiring this past year to take care of myself and family. If she chooses not to do a second surgery again that is her chose but I would definitely encourage regular follow ups every 6 months. That is what I do with alternating mammograms and breast MRIs. It may never turn into anything but if it does the earlier it is found the better. I was 43 (now 45) when my ADH was found. I had a excisional biopsy and was started on arimidex to lower my breast cancer risk. I had to stop the medication due to the side affects. Estrogen hides in fat also so I have decided to get healthy and have lost 55lbs to hopefully lower my risk also and have cut out all processed food. Also don’t believe everything read on the internet. Yes read just don’t believe it all.

Mon, Jul 22 4:56pm · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

Hello Jzcareformon. Sorry to hear about your moms diagnoses. On one hand ADH really is nothing to be worried about but on the other which I am sure the doctor told you and her ADH when found on biopsy they usually suggest a lumpectomy because there is a small percentage that will also cancer hiding along with ADH that was not found on biopsy and thus the reason for taking it all out to make sure there is nothing else there hiding but, it is also your mothers decision and all you can do is give her all the i formation and let her make the decision .

Tue, Apr 30 9:28pm · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

Hello Sugardoll4 I am glad you found this board. So if I am reading correctly you have an upcoming appointment with a surgeon? They will discuss surgical excision of the area to make sure there is nothing else hiding as with a diagnoses of ADH there is a possibility of having cancer cells hiding so they will do a lumpectomy to confirm the diagnoses. I would definitely discuss the symptoms you are and were having with the doctor.

Wed, Feb 27 8:04am · Anyone dealing with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)? in Breast Cancer

I am so sorry for what you are having to deal with. I had your same diagnoses. I found the lump right before Christmas of 2016. U/S did not show anything but breast MRI in Feb. of 2017 showed the spot. I had a biopsy done and was diagnosed with ADH. I had a lumpectomy to take out the ADH and all was clear. I am prone to cysts / tumors and don't know why. I had to have a hysterectomy in May of the previous year due to having 3 large fibroids and then after the breast issue ended up having my ovaries out due to large cysts on them and now they have found a pericardial cyst. I am high risk breast cancer and was even before they ADH diagnoses. I tried taking the Arimidex pill for prevention but stopped it due to the side affects and I don't think I am going to try another one either. I go for breast MRI/s / mammograms alternating every 6 months. Some doctors will take your breasts if you ask due to the diagnoses if you are high risk and some won't. I don't know why some will and some won't. I don't want to get rid of mine so I will continue with follow-ups every 6 months. But if this is something you really want maybe go get a second opinion with a different doctor and see if they will. I am also only 45 years old. My husbands side all have the BRCA1 gene I have not been tested so I don't know if I do or not but either way my kids are at extremely high risk. We have not tested the kids because if we do they can be denied from getting life insurance if they test positive and we don't want to take that away from them should they every want to get that when they get older. We are just assuming they are positive and taking precautions as are their doctors.