Hello, new here and have a lot of questions, but one in particular. If you don't want to read, skip to "All that said"
I had my first mammogram at 28 for cysts in my breast. I have a chronic condition over my whole body where I get cysts in various tissues. I have cysts on my thyroid, one on my brain that was found at 16 when I had a CT due to chronic migraines, and in several other places on my body. At the time I had a needle core biopsy, and it was benign and fine and we moved on.
Fast forward to October 2018, I was almost 34 years old, and the cysts were still there. Because it had been so long, my gyn ordered another mammo. This mammo came back with significant distortion, and in the same day I also got an ultrasound and a stereotactic biopsy on the same day. Because the results were inconclusive and didn't explain the distortion, I was ordered a surgical biopsy.
I had the surgical biopsy in May, and Monday was told that there was ADH in the pathology report. My breast surgeon gave me a series of things I will now have to do, including careful monitoring, physical and diagnostic exams, and of course a visit to the Medical Oncologist. She also mentioned tamoxifen, and informed me about new info about 5mg vs 20mg dosages, their efficacy and lack of side effects compared to the 20mg.
All that said: I have bipolar disorder and depression. How is tamoxifen for your mental health? How is the weight gain issue on tamoxifen? I have hypothyroidism and have a lot of trouble losing weight, and being heavy certainly doesn't help with preventing cancer. Any and all insight is appreciated. Thanks all.
Dx ADH 6/2019 after surgical biopsy, starting 6-month monitoring
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