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What are the treatment options for treating dcis?

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Dr. Deanna Attai
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Dcis can have a wide range of presentations and therefore has a wide range of treatment options - every case is different.
Some cases may be observed or treated with surgery alone; more often, surgery followed by radiation therapy and possibly anti-estrogen therapy may be needed. Dcis may be very widespread throughout the breast, and mastectomy may be required.

In brief: Depends

Dcis can have a wide range of presentations and therefore has a wide range of treatment options - every case is different.
Some cases may be observed or treated with surgery alone; more often, surgery followed by radiation therapy and possibly anti-estrogen therapy may be needed. Dcis may be very widespread throughout the breast, and mastectomy may be required.
Dr. Deanna Attai
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery +/- RT

First-line therapy for dcis is surgery, which may involve a lumpectomy or a mastectomy, depending upon the growth pattern of the dcis.
Following lumpectomy, radiation therapy (rt) is often recommended to lower the risk of cancer recurrence. Furthermore, tamoxifen may be recommended to prevent a second breast cancer from developing.

In brief: Surgery +/- RT

First-line therapy for dcis is surgery, which may involve a lumpectomy or a mastectomy, depending upon the growth pattern of the dcis.
Following lumpectomy, radiation therapy (rt) is often recommended to lower the risk of cancer recurrence. Furthermore, tamoxifen may be recommended to prevent a second breast cancer from developing.
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