Just diagnosed with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (ADH)
So... I was just diagnosed with ADH (had steriotactic biopsy after single cluster of microcalcifications appeared on mammogram). Which they said is "not cancer", but cells that are at risk for turning into cancer one day and puts me at moderate risk overall for developing breast cancer in either breast in the future, based on what I read online.
So they literally called one hour ago. And they've given me referrals for: Surgery (I guess they want to do a bigger biopsy of the area? I see from people's profiles that sometimes they miss other signs of cancer if the area is small), nutrition (they're going to to tell me to stop drinking wine, I know it), and my ob/gyn (I'm guessing maybe to review birth control, as I'm 40 and pre-menopausal and currently on low-dose estrogen, which I guess would feed any ER+ cells?). I'm glad they're being so proactive, but I work full-time and this is going to be a lot of appointments... And the 6-month follow-up mammogram for moderate risk of breast cancer. I guess I thought an benign finding would be "see you in 6 months" and done.
I am happy it's not cancer, but "higher risk of cancer" is still a lot to think about and manage right now...