Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS): The Facts Around the Controversy

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) is a controversial diagnosis: is it cancer or not? Should it be treated or not?

As mammography technology becomes increasingly more sensitive, the number of ‘abnormalities’ detected in the breast also increases; however, not all breast abnormalities require treatment

About 60,000 cases of DCIS are diagnosed each year and not all will be life threatening. Medical professionals cannot determine which women diagnosed with DCIS will eventually develop invasive breast cancer and which won’t.

Breast Cancer Action’s FREE factsheet about DCIS provides unbiased information about DCIS, current treatment options, ‘active surveillance,’ and questions you might have for your healthcare provider as you make decisions about your DCIS diagnosis.

To understand the issues, the options, and the decisions that you need to make: 

Breast Cancer Action believes that all women should have information about the risks and benefits of all breast cancer treatment options for DCIS, in order to make a decision that is best for them. We hope these resources are helpful to you and your community. 

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