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Is it possible for a woman to find ductal carcinoma in situ on her own?

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  • Evelyn Heilbrunn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Sure, if there's a lump there. When I first had breast cancer in 2000 I found a lump and when they biopsied it they said it was DCIS, only. After a mastectomy, though, there also was infilrating ductal carcinoma. But obviously, if the lump would only have been DCIS, then I would have found it.
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    • Mary Foti Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Evelyn, the exact same thing happened to me in 2010. Biopsy showed DCIS but the lumpectomy revealed a 1 cm invasive ductal carcinoma tumor, 2 more much smaller tumors, and loads of DCIS. Ultimately I had a mastectomy. It is my understanding...

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      Evelyn, the exact same thing happened to me in 2010. Biopsy showed DCIS but the lumpectomy revealed a 1 cm invasive ductal carcinoma tumor, 2 more much smaller tumors, and loads of DCIS. Ultimately I had a mastectomy. It is my understanding calcifications are a common sign of DCIS, and this typically shows up on a mammogram.

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    • Mary Foti Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Evelyn, the exact same thing happened to me in 2010. Biopsy showed DCIS but the lumpectomy revealed a 1 cm invasive ductal carcinoma tumor, 2 more much smaller tumors, and loads of DCIS. Ultimately I had a mastectomy. It is my understanding...

      more

      Evelyn, the exact same thing happened to me in 2010. Biopsy showed DCIS but the lumpectomy revealed a 1 cm invasive ductal carcinoma tumor, 2 more much smaller tumors, and loads of DCIS. Ultimately I had a mastectomy. It is my understanding calcifications are a common sign of DCIS, and this typically shows up on a mammogram.

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  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    I wouldn't think so, but a mammogram/ultrasound would for sure
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    My best friend noticed changes in her breast which turned out to be DCIS. So there are always individual circumstances that could give a warning something is wrong. Another friend of mine had calcium spots that looked like pepper throughout her breast. If not for a mammogram and biopsy, she would not have known. So, there are different circumstances. Cancer is very sneaky! I must add, both women are alive and well today because of early diagnosis and treatment.
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  • tamara carr Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes, i did!
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