Breast intraductal carcinoma in situ
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Ductal means that the cancer starts inside the milk ducts, carcinoma refers to any cancer that begins in the skin or other tissues including breast tissue that cover or line the internal organs, and in situ means "in its original place. When you have had DCIS, you are at higher risk for the cancer coming back or for developing a new breast cancer than a person who has never had breast cancer before. Most recurrences happen within the 5 to 10 years after initial diagnosis. Learn what additional steps you can take to lower your risk of a new breast cancer diagnosis or a recurrence in the Lower Your Risk section. If breast cancer does come back after earlier DCIS treatment, the recurrence is non-invasive DCIS again about half the time and invasive about half the time. According to the American Cancer Society, about 60, cases of DCIS are diagnosed in the United States each year, accounting for about 1 out of every 5 new breast cancer cases.
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Treatment of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
Breast anatomy Breast anatomy Each breast contains 15 to 20 lobes of glandular tissue, arranged like the petals of a daisy. The lobes are further divided into smaller lobules that produce milk for breast-feeding. Small tubes ducts conduct the milk to a reservoir that lies just beneath your nipple. Ductal carcinoma in situ DCIS is the presence of abnormal cells inside a milk duct in the breast. DCIS is considered the earliest form of breast cancer.
Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
Ductal carcinoma in situ DCIS means the cells that line the milk ducts of the breast have become cancer , but they have not spread into surrounding breast tissue. DCIS is considered non-invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer. But sometimes a mastectomy might be a better option. Breast-conserving surgery BCS In breast-conserving surgery BCS , the surgeon removes the tumor and a small amount of normal breast tissue around it. Lymph node removal is not always needed with BCS, but it may be done if the doctor thinks the area of DCIS might also contain invasive cancer.
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