Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia

Atypical: Cells appearing irregular from normal cells.
Lobular: Lobules are the milk producing structures.
Hyperplasia: Increased number of cells/higher growth rate of cells.

In atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH), there is an increase in atypical cells within the breast lobules. The cells lining the lobules have a faster growth rate, there are more of them and they appear irregular from normal cells. The management and recommended treatment of atypical lobular hyperplasia detected in a needle core biopsy is excision biopsy by a surgeon. This is to examine more tissue under a microscope to make sure that it is not a more worrisome cancer or pre-cancer finding. Current studies show a small percentage of these prove to be pre-cancer (DCIS: ductal carcinoma in situ) or invasive cancer.

Having atypical lobular hyperplasia adds to your personal risk factors for developing breast cancer.

You may discuss your specific risk factors for breast cancer with your health care provider or a genetic counselor.

Latest Blog Post

Outpatient Imaging vs the Hospital: Why going out can have far-reach…

Read More

  November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know... An est…

Read More

Twitter Feed

  • One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection saves lives. Having an annu…
    June 29, 2020
  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Regular screenings are one of the most powerful weapons against colorec…
    March 2, 2020
ACRLogo.png ACLogo.png ACLogo.png
ImageWiselyLogo.png ImageGentlyLogo.png

Privacy bottom_hairline.png Legal

new_facebook.png new_twitter.png new_linkIn.png transparent_youtube.png