Can you tell me what dcis stands for?

Yes. Ductal-carcinoma-in-situ, also known as intraductal carcinoma. This is a pre-cancerous condition where the cancer cells are confined to the milk duct where they arise, and do not have the ability to spread outside the breast and metastasize. Treatment is therefore directed at the breast alone:either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy (with or without radiation therapy), dependent on multiple factors.

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Can you tell me what hg-dcis stands for?

High Grade DCIS. Ductal-carcinoma-in-situ (dcis) is a type of cancer where the cancer cells are confined within the milk ducts where they originate. This is often considered a "pre-cancer" due to the inability of these cancers to spread outside the breast. The grade of a cancer describes how rapidly the cells are dividing; the higher the grade, the higher the risk of invasive cancer if left untreated. Read more...
High-grade DCIS. This designation refers to high-grade ductal carcinoma in situ. The adhesion molecules cd31 and cd44 are increasing expressed in very malignant breast ca. Such expression correlates well with tumor cells spreading within the ductal system of said breast. Read more...