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What is the usual prognosis and treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ?
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Excellent Prognosis
Dcis is usually treated with a combination of surgery followed by radiation therapy.
The local control rates approach 100% this way. Cosmetic outcome is usually good to excellent and treatment itself is generally well tolerated.

In brief: Excellent Prognosis
Dcis is usually treated with a combination of surgery followed by radiation therapy.
The local control rates approach 100% this way. Cosmetic outcome is usually good to excellent and treatment itself is generally well tolerated.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Excellent
The prognosis for people with dcis is excellent, with cure rates approaching 100%.
Treatment varies by the type and extent of dcis: sometimes a lumpectomy alone is sufficient, often supplemented by radiation therapy. Occasionally, it may be best to have a mastectomy if the dcis is present throughout the breast. After treatment, tamoxifen is offered to prevent a second cancer from developing.

In brief: Excellent
The prognosis for people with dcis is excellent, with cure rates approaching 100%.
Treatment varies by the type and extent of dcis: sometimes a lumpectomy alone is sufficient, often supplemented by radiation therapy. Occasionally, it may be best to have a mastectomy if the dcis is present throughout the breast. After treatment, tamoxifen is offered to prevent a second cancer from developing.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Lester Thompson
If the DCIS is high grade, radiation therapy may also be offered -- especially if the tumor is near the chest wall (deep in the breast tissue).
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