Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia

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Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia

by harphauler on Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:00 AM

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I have been diagnosed with Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and my Doc. has suggested I go on Relaxifene (probably spelled wrong - sorry) for 5 years.  I am 53 and done the whole menapause thing.  In great health otherwise.  Anyone share there experience with this diagnosis as well as the drug?

Thanks

RE: Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia

by Kittycath on Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:00 AM

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Check out your medication on www.askapatient  Good Site!  People rate drugs and talk about their side effects.  Definitely worth a look!  Lots of luck to you.  Stay on top of what is good for you and how you feel!

RE: Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia

by Leemg on Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:00 AM

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I understand that atypical ductal hyperplasia can be a precursor to BC so your doctor has ordered one of the anti-estrogen drugs although I'm not familiar with the drug you mentioned.  I am on Femara after having stage 1 BC.  Of course, anti-estrogen drugs will only work if you are prone to having estrogen or progesterone positive fueled dysplesia or carcinoma.  Some of these drugs are not without side effects.  I personally have not suffered any ill side effects from Femara but many woman have written that they have.  Like anything else the benefits have to be wade against the risk, certainly if this drug can prevent the occurrence or delay occurrence it may be worth trying.

RE: Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia

by Japhy on Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:00 AM

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Just got the same diagnosis after a biopsy. I was sent to an oncologist who recommends that I take tamoxifen.  I am a little concerned about the side effects.  I am 56 and in good health.  It doesn't seem like there is any other choice other than to take one of the two medications or do nothing.  I need to decide by Nov. 10th, so I thought I would look for others in the same situation.
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