Ductal carcinoma in situ doesn’t mean Breast Cancer

August 22, 2015 9:03 AM

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Ductal carcinoma in situ doesn’t mean Breast Cancer

Researchers in a new analysis showed that women who were treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have a similar chance of dying from breast cancer as those who had not been diagnosed. The new findings have now raised a question on whether we are being overly aggressive with our treatment of DCIS.

The American Cancer Society said in a statement that more than 60,000 cases of DCIS are diagnosed every year in the United States, but this does not mean that a woman with DCIS has a breast cancer.

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