ductal carcinoma in situ

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ductal carcinoma in situ

Intraductal carcinoma, DIN 3 Surgical oncology A localized form of breast CA, in which malignant cells are confined to the duct wall; DCIS has a heterogeneous biologic behavior and morphology, and is detectable by mammography Epidemiology DCIS has ↑–2/105–1973 to 14/105–1992; it accounts for 12% of breast CAs–US Subtypes
1. Low nuclear grade without central necrosis–low to minimal risk of recurrence after wide excision.
2. High nuclear grade with central necrosis–high recurrence despite RT and complete–conservative excision Management Lumpectomy, lumpectomy with RT, or by mastectomy.

Patient discussion about ductal carcinoma in situ

Q. Hi all. I was diagnosed with DCIS in April. Had a lumpectomy about 3 cm and it was removed. Am I cured fully? Hi all. I was diagnosed with DCIS in April. Had a lumpectomy about 3 cm and it was removed. I then had 28 radiation and 4 boosters. I went to the cancer center for my checkup and the doctor said nothing to worry. They didn’t advice me further follow up and I am normal for the past 6 months and not even taking tamoxifen. I am quite normal like others. Am I cured fully?

A. Hey nothing to worry!! Early diagnosis is half cured. The same thing applies to your case. With early diagnosis and treatment, the doctors should have removed the cancer parts with the surgery. Based on the report they have given you radiation and other meds. If you be estrogen +ve then they would have given you it as a preventive. By the way if you have any doubts better approach your doctor and have your checkup done as a precautionary measure.

Q. My wife is diagnosed with DCIS type of breast cancer. My wife is diagnosed with DCIS type of breast cancer. Doctors had staged my wife`s cancer as low. She is still due for some tests which she will soon have. Doctor have told that there is nothing much to worry so why are they taking so many tests?

A. All the tests are taken to confirm about the type of treatment to be given. These pre treatment tests can avoid the risk of post treatment complications. Even if the complications arise they will know the best possible course of counter treatment. So please cooperate with the doctor.

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Predictors of recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ after breast-conserving surgery.
Characteristics associated with recurrence among women with ductal carcinoma in situ treated by lumpectomy.
Value of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast ductal carcinoma in situ upstaged to invasive carcinoma," Breast Journal, vol.
Ductal carcinoma in situ is a significant precursor for invasive ductal carcinoma.
The results of this study showed an incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of 10 % (n=16) in which the test was positive in 14 patients.
A critical appraisal of six modern ciassifications of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast (DCIS): correlation with grade of associated invasive carcinoma.
The study also found a sharp drop in rates of ductal carcinoma in situ in this age group after they stopped using hormone therapy.
Imaging suggested and histology confirmed that the left breast lump contained a high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on a further guided core biopsy.
Women younger than age 45 years who were treated with lumpectomy and radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ were 68% more likely to have a local recurrence than were older women, a large population-based study found.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is diagnosed on mammography and by core biopsy, and consists of malignant cells contained within the basement membrane of the breast ducts.
Women with ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ were excluded.