Cancer Breast DCIS
Facts about ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS):
- Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) refers to cancer of the milk ducts that is confined to the milk ducts and has not spread outside the ducts.
- DCIS tends to spread along the milk ducts.
- DCIS also can be multifocal: meaning that it can appear in more than one portion of the breast.
- Overall, DCIS is a more treatable form of cancer than infiltrating (or invasive) ductal carcinoma.
- When DCIS is small and localized to one area, treatment will usually involve simple lumpectomy.
- Radiation therapy may be offered in some cases following lumpectomy.
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