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Topic: High Risk results

Forum: High Risk for Breast Cancer — Due to family history, genetics, or other factors.

Posted on: May 24, 2019 06:07PM - edited May 24, 2019 06:26PM by Sam183

Sam183 wrote:

my results from my biopsy came back as High Risk benign Papilloma. A Subareolar ductal resection is recommended. I'm glad it's benign, now I'm just curious why is it considered “High Risk"? I thought Papilloma's were “harmless" for the most part. Also I'm curious about the subareolar duct resection process is. My mass is 1cm in/under my nipple. Will they have to remove my actual nipple? Why do they have to remove the entire mass and do ANOTHER biopsy?

Tried looking up “subareolar ductal resection" but it keeps bringing up “duct excision...etc" or other things that are not mentioned on my pathology report

Any insight is appreciated. Thank you

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