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.
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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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He said he often tells patients that even though ductal carcinoma in situ may look like cancer, it will not necessarily act like cancer -- just as someone who is "dressed like a criminal'' is not actually a criminal until that person breaks the law.
Concurrent lobular neoplasia increases the risk of ipsilateral breast cancer occurrence in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ treated with breast-conserving therapy.
neu overexpression correlates with extent of disease in large cell ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.
This reflects a better prognosis compared to ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), where progression to invasive carcinoma occurs post-surgically in 8% to 10% of cases.