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    Posted: Sep 21 2009 at 11:18am
I receive all of my reports online and just saw the following statement in the surgeons report....Can someone please help me understand what it means?
Obviously , I understand "no residual", but it's the other part I need help with.
 
 
"The left breast segmental mastectomy identified no residual carcinoma with focal atypical ductal hyperplasia present"
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DD Lori dx TNBC June 13,2007
Lumpectomy due to incorrect dx of a cyst
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Hi TexasGal
 
Have just googled this with this response:
 

Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) is a medical condition in which the cells which line the milk ducts of the breasts experience abnormal growth. This condition is not cancerous, but an incidence of atypical ductal hyperplasia can indicate an increased cancer risk for a woman. As a result, doctors usually recommend careful monitoring and follow-up in patients who have exhibited atypical ductal hyperplasia in one or both breasts.

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Congrats...it looks like you have achieved pCR (pathologic complete response)!!  Which means odds are VERY good that you are cured!
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DX 2/08@43 stg II IDC; gr2,0 nodes. Neoadj chemo, first ACx2 (fail) then CarboTaxotereX6(better). Lump, Rads done 11/08; Clodronate. False alarm queen: PetCT lung & TM marker. NED. PBM w/recon 9/10.
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