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A 38-year-old member asked:

What can i expect if i've been diagnosed/treated for breast carcinoma in situ?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Excellent: Very good news. In situ or non-invasive breast cancer is stage 0. Follow your oncologist's treatment recommendations, have yearly physical examination & mammograms. Should have an excellent long term outcome but keep a watch out for new breast lesions.
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
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I agree with Dr. Ho that treatmetnt of lumpectomy, possible radiation & hormone therapy are used in your treatment to expect good results.
Mar 19, 2013
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Provided original answer
I agree with Dr. Ho that treatmetnt of lumpectomy, possible radiation & hormone therapy are used in your treatment to expect good results.
Mar 19, 2013
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Should be fine: You will need to have a surgery to remove the breast carcinoma in situ. In addition to that -if you have a lumpectomy- you would need to get an a radiation therapy following the surgery to reduce risk for recurrence and tamoxifen would be recommended to take for 5 years. You should have a mammogram yearly basis and self breast examination is recommended. Prognosis is good as it is not invasive.
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