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How do you determine or detect dcis with palpable mass?

How do you determine or detect dcis with palpable mass?

Biopsy: A needle biopsy may be performed under local anesthesia in an office setting without much pain. Dcis can only be diagnosed by direct tissue examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Intraductal Carcinoma (Definition)

Intraductal carcinoma is a noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other ...Read more


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DCIS rt breast in 2011 removed. Now, solid mass in left breast has grown 1mm since 05/2014. Primary wants me to see a surgeon? Is this necessary?

DCIS rt breast in 2011 removed.  Now, solid mass in left breast has grown 1mm since 05/2014.  Primary wants me to see a surgeon? Is this necessary?

Further workup: It sounds l like you should have further evaluation. This would usually be done with either an ultrasound-guided biopsy if the lesion is seen on US, or stereotactic biopsy if not. Depending on results, you might need to see a surgeon or oncologist ...Read more

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How long is process of evaluating mass after mammogram including biopsy or lumpectomy? Then how long till radiation? Probable dcis or stage 1 ductal.

How long is process of evaluating mass after mammogram including biopsy or lumpectomy? Then how long till radiation? Probable dcis or stage 1 ductal.

Depends? Sentinel LN: From mammo. To biopsy core 48 to 72 hours. Final pathology 2 to 3 days if positive and they run the hormone panel er / pr / her -2 oncogene. Definitive lumpectomy / sln biopsy +/_ axillary diss. In 1 to 2 weeks depending on md / hospital schedule. Healing 1 to 2 weeks. Then XRT unless not stage 1 or 0 (dcis) ie stage 2 with high oncotypedx rscore then chemotherapy first -same for her2 +. ...Read more

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Felt bead-like 2-3mm mass just outside areola so stopped vivelle (estradiol). After 1 wk, shaped like a caplet <1mmx3mm, less tender. Could it be cancer or dcis?

Felt bead-like 2-3mm mass just outside areola so stopped vivelle (estradiol). After 1 wk, shaped like a caplet <1mmx3mm, less tender. Could it be cancer or dcis?

See your doctor.: I have been a breast cancer surgeon for over 20 years and I am still fooled by some exams. With that said, there are some generalizations about which breast lumps are more concerning than others. Cancers tend to be rock-hard, fixed, and 3-dimensionally round or oval. Benign lumps tend to be rubbery, cigar-shaped or pancake-shaped. What you are describing sounds benign but you must be seen. ...Read more

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Are there different types of dcis?

Are there different types of dcis?

Yes: Dcis may be classified into different types based upon the pattern of growth when viewed under a microscope. These include comedo, papillary, cribiform, and solid. The comedo form tends to have the highest potential for becoming invasive if left untreated. Dcis may also be classified by how rapidly the cancer cells are dividing; this is referred to as the grade of the cancer. ...Read more

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How is lcis is different from dcis?

Risk factor v cancer: Dcis is a pre-cancerous condition that, if left untreated, could turn into a cancer. It is often detected by mammography. Lcis is not pre-cancerous, however, women who are found to have lcis are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer (in either breast). It is usually not detectable by mammography and is often found incidentally at the time of biopsy. ...Read more

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Does taking tamoxifen really benefit dcis?

Yes, for ER+ DCIS: The addition of tamoxifen to surgery and radiation therapy for dcis significantly reduced the risk of invasive cancer on the same beast by 40 % and risk for in situ breast cancer on the other breast by 60 percent. ...Read more

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How fast does dcis spread?

Quite slowly: It is difficult to define. But it does not spread all that fast. You have a few months before you need to worry about that. ...Read more

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Why does dcis become invasive?

Unknown: If we knew the answer to this question, women with dcis would not all need surgery! about 50% of dcis (ductal carcinoma in situ), if left untreated, will go on to become invasive cancer. Certain genes in the dcis cells get "turned on", making them invasive, but we don't know what makes this switch happen. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have dcis?

Cannot: Lcis and dcis are both conditions are variants of changes in the breast that can only be determined by biopsy. ...Read more

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