What Does DCIS Mean?

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What does DCIS mean?

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DCIS is the abbreviation of ductal carcinoma in situ, the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer. In DCIS, the cancer starts inside the milk ducts in the skin or other tissues that cover or line the internal organs. What’s more, the cancer is still in its original place and has not spread to surrounding breast tissues beyond the milk duct. At this stage, the cancer is not life-threatening. However, the risk of recurrence or development invasive breast cancer is increased. The recurrence usually occurs within 5-10 years since the first diagnosis.

 

Keywords: dcis breast cancer; breast cancer dcis; breast ductal carcinoma; ductal carcinoma breast; ductal carcinoma breast cancer; ductal carcinoma breast+

 

 

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