I have an appointment with a surgeon next week because my breast biopsy came back with Atypical Hyperplasia which according to info gleaned from Mayo's are cells that put me at greater risk for breast cancer. Needless to say we are slightly freaked out at my house, especially the DH. He just wants me to monitor this with mammograms instead of having surgery to remove the cells. I just want to get rid of the pre-cancerous cells.
Has anyone else experienced this? What happened during the removal? Do they take lymp tissue also and do another biopsy? Thanks!
ANYONE??? Has anyone had pre-cancerous tissue removed??
I haven't, but I did have a lump removed about 15 years ago. My family has an extensive history ( on both sides) of cancer, lots of it breast cancer. I know that surgery is scary, but it is WAY better than the alternative. I'd trust the doctor's advice unless you truly have reason to believe he doesn't know what he's talking about (or she). If you are concerned about that, get a 2nd opinion. I am glad to hear that you are taking this very seriously. Try not to freak out. If it's PRE-cancerous, you don't have it yet, and now you can monitor and be careful. Believe it or not, it won't be on your mind 24-7 forever, especially once you are being careful and know what to do. You are smart to do the research and get all the facts you can. Good luck.
Thanks for reassuring me, tchrmom! I think I will feel better after talking to the surgeon next Tuesday. My DH is freaking out as he doesn't want anyone slicing and dicing on my body!
I totally understand that. Again, 2nd medical opinions are good to help with that sort of thing. I wish I could give you someone up there to go to. I have a great specialist here in Atlanta . . .