Atypical Hyperplasia

Atypical Hyperplasia is the precancerous condition where the cells in breasts are affected and it is characterized by accumulation of abnormal cells in the female breast. Atypical Hyperplasia is not a cancerous condition but it can be the predecessor of breast cancer. Over time the cancerous cells called Atypical Hyperplasia keep dividing and finally it becomes abnormal and then it becomes a non-invasive breast cancer or invasive breast cancer. So, women who are having Atypical Hyperplasia are likely to develop breast cancer in future and hence early treatment is necessary. Doctors often suggest women to undergo intensive breast cancer screening timely and prescribe them with medications to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer due to Atypical Hyperplasia.

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What are the Symptoms of Atypical Hyperplasia?

There are no symptoms produced in the condition of Atypical Hyperplasia and hence diagnosing of the condition seems to be challenging for doctors at time. However, the condition usually changes in appearance on mammogram. It can found in the screening of breast biopsy which is done in order to investigate the abnormality found in the mammogram.

What are the Causes of Atypical Hyperplasia?

It is still not clear why Atypical Hyperplasia is caused in females. Atypical Hyperplasia is mainly caused when the breast cells turn into abnormal in shapes, sizes and number and growth patterns. The abnormality in the breast cells is used to determine the type of Atypical Hyperplasia you are having.

  • Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia is responsible for the abnormal cell growth and it appears to be similar to the breast ducts.
  • Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia forms the cells which look like the cells of the breast lobules

Atypical Hyperplasia is believed to be a part of the complicated transition of cells which turn into breast cancer and the progression of the breast cancer actually includes:

  • Atypical Hyperplasia
  • Non-invasive cancer
  • Hyperplasia
  • Invasive cancer

Complications of Atypical Hyperplasia

As mentioned, if you are diagnosed with Atypical Hyperplasia, you are at the greater risk of developing breast cancer in future. Women with Atypical Hyperplasia are the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. Breast cancer in women is similar to that of Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia.

At 5 years after diagnosing with Atypical Hyperplasia, women are at higher risk of developing breast cancer and the percent increases by 13% after 10 years of being diagnose with Atypical Hyperplasia. At 25 years after diagnose of Atypical Hyperplasia, women are at 30% risk of developing breast cancer.

Tests and Diagnose

Atypical Hyperplasia is diagnosed after conducting biopsy to examine the suspicious areas found on mammogram or during the breast examination. In the process of biopsy tissue samples are collected and sent for further analysis in labs. The samples are tested under microscope to confirm the presence of Atypical Hyperplasia.

In order to further diagnose the presence of Atypical Hyperplasia, doctors may also perform surgery to remove larger sample of tissues to check for breast cancer. Surgical biopsy is suggested to remove the affected tissues.

Treatment for Atypical Hyperplasia

Atypical Hyperplasia is the condition which is mainly treated with surgical procedure and it involves removing of the abnormal cells and to ensure no in situ or invasive cancer is present in the area during the surgical process. Doctors may also ask for more intensive screening for the breast cancer and drugs are prescribed to reduce the chances of breast cancer.

As a part of treatment plan, doctors may suggest the patients to undergo the screen to check the presence of breast cancer. This way the presence of breast cancer is detected earlier and hence treatment becomes easier. Some of the screening options include:

  • Self examination for breast awareness to develop breast familiarity and detect the unusual breast changes
  • Screening mammograms annually
  • Clinically conducted breast testing by doctors
  • Breast screening via MRI and this is based on the other risk factors like dense breasts, genetic predisposition to breast cancer and strong family history

Preventive medications are also prescribed to reduce the risk of breast cancer caused by Atypical Hyperplasia. Moreover, you will be asked to avoid the menopausal hormone therapy and participate in the clinical trials so as to reduce the risk of developing cancer because of Atypical Hyperplasia.

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