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Skeptical66 03-07-2013 02:47 PM

confused about diagnosis and suggested treatment
 
I recently had a core needle biopsy, my results were not cancer,the diagnosis was atypical ductal hyperplasia.My doctor now wants to do an MRI and a surgical biopsy. I just feel like this is not necessary! This diagnosis comes with a low percentage rate of turning into cancer, i have no family history of breast cancer. When i read about other womens experiences, I wonder why I cannot be monitored, why such a radical treatment? I do not trust Drs these days, they are all driven by drug companies, paying their student loans and supporting their luxurious life styles ! I have tried to find information on this diagnosis, all studies start out EX: out of 200 women diagnosed with ADH 87 went on to have surgical biopsies , then the report tells you the percentages of the 87 surgeries. I want to know what happened to the other 113 ! Did they opt to not follow their Drs advice ? Which is what im leaning toward. I want a percentage of the cases that eventually turned into cancer or is everyone ok and their Drs were just being overly cautious or out to make a buck or meet a quota ? If anyone out there has the same situation or know someone else in this situation i would love some advice. To anyone reading this that has breast cancer, please donot think that i am in any way trying to say that breast cancer should not be taken seriously! I just want to be informed and make the best decision.

nibbsie 03-09-2013 04:09 PM

Re: confused about diagnosis and suggested treatment
 
I also have had quite a few needle biopsies that have shown atypical cells that "were on the verge of turning to cancer." I had surgical lumpectomies following the diagnosis. The first time, they discovered that I have LCIS which increases my chances for cancer. The rest have all been benign. They way that I have looked at this is that I am happy that they have all been benign, even though I had to go through the stress and the surgery. I would not take the chance of leaving even one of those abnormal cells in my breast that could turn into cancer. You have to have a different spin on this. Instead of thinking of it as a unnessary waste of time, think of it that you are being proactive in saving your life.

atengnr 04-23-2013 07:17 PM

Re: confused about diagnosis and suggested treatment
 
One consideration the dr may want to rule out cancer cells in the region near where the biopsy was taken, that was not sampled by the biopsy needle.

Jesichashope 04-25-2013 01:46 PM

Re: confused about diagnosis and suggested treatment
 
If the doctor suspected cancer at all he would have been obligated to tell you. A lot of doctors just watch these things; the more you poke around the more likelihood cells break away, even if they are not cancerous who wants division?

There are a lot of non-conventional things you can do to be proactive with your body and keep things leaning against cancer. I would carefully look at your diet and get chemicals out; eat more organic and less red meat. Good fruits and vegetables should be the bulk of your diet. There is also a supplement called Solvestrols; there is a preventative formula; all solvestrols are effective and worthy of looking into. Try searching for it. There is a good blog writing on the whole thing as well; it will relief you mind.


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