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What type of cancer is DCIS?

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 7 years
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  • tina piser Profile
    anonymes
    Étude du cancer du sein
    dcis is stage 0, or pre cancer. dcis can be ductal or lobular. some docs now consider dcis cancer and others pre cancer. listen to your intuition, get 2nd opinion if you aren't happy with what your doc has told you so far.
    about 7 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Stage 0 Patient

      According to my Doctor, my DCIS was cancer and I had it removed with a mastectomy. The pathologist report showed cancer cells. The main thing was that they had not invaded outside of the duct. That is why some call it precancer, but don't let...

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      According to my Doctor, my DCIS was cancer and I had it removed with a mastectomy. The pathologist report showed cancer cells. The main thing was that they had not invaded outside of the duct. That is why some call it precancer, but don't let that fool you into thinking it is not cancer. It is.

      over 5 years Flag
    • Grace Klimek Profile
      anonymes
      Étude du cancer du sein

      Continue from above comment, before mastectomy surgery did test on lymph nodes as a precaution dr said it was highly unlikely that they find anything ,once lymph nodes test were done they found cancer in one of the three but removed all three as...

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      Continue from above comment, before mastectomy surgery did test on lymph nodes as a precaution dr said it was highly unlikely that they find anything ,once lymph nodes test were done they found cancer in one of the three but removed all three as precaution now I will meet with BC to discuss chemo, had I done lumpectomy w rads I may have not found other cancer cells early enough before they had spread further!

      over 4 years Flag
  • Ana Naluh Andrade Profile
    anonymes
    Étude du cancer du sein
    Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the most common NON invasive breast cancer! Ductal means is in the milk ducts. In situ, or encapsulated, means the tumor is in it's early stages, inside it's capsule. Better to understand is like a bubble that didn't rupture yet so the tissue around is, probably, contaminated!
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Jessica Worcester Profile
    anonymes
    Patient
    It's a type of breast cancer but it's isolated in the milk duct.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Ana Naluh Andrade Profile
    anonymes
    Étude du cancer du sein
    Sorry!!! I meant NO contaminated! The tissue around is probably NO contaminated!!
    about 7 years Flag
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      anonymes
      Étude du cancer du sein

      fyi, you can edit your own answers if you want, there's an "edit" button in the answer section of your answers, if you're the owner of the answer. :)

      about 7 years Flag
    • Sherry Barger Profile
      anonymes
      Étude du cancer du sein

      I was also diagnosed with DCIS and then they found a 3cm mass in same breast which they biopsied. They told me the mass is still DCIS. How is that possible? They did say they thought it was invasive.

      about 7 years Flag
    • Cecilia Clark Profile
      anonymes
      Stage 0 Patient

      you can have DCIS in several different ducts at the same time.

      over 5 years Flag

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