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How is dcis typically detected and diagnosed?

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In brief: Biopsy

Ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis) is initially seen on mammogram as a cluster of abnormal microscopic calcifications in the breast.
A biopsy is then done to obtain a sample of the area of breast tissue in question. When the biopsy tissue is examined under a microscope it will definitively diagnose the dcis cells.

In brief: Biopsy

Ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis) is initially seen on mammogram as a cluster of abnormal microscopic calcifications in the breast.
A biopsy is then done to obtain a sample of the area of breast tissue in question. When the biopsy tissue is examined under a microscope it will definitively diagnose the dcis cells.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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In brief: Lump

Palpation, self exam or mammogram.

In brief: Lump

Palpation, self exam or mammogram.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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