In order to reduce the fear around the very earliest stage breast cancer we want you to understand the definition and the debate around treatment.
Stage zero breast cancer, also known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), refers to cancer that’s confined to the breast milk duct. There are two important facts about DCIS breast cancer:Read More
Less commonly, doctors and their patients will decide on more aggressive approaches depending on the amount of DCIS in the breast and a woman’s specific risk factors for a future breast cancer. One reason some doctors may want to remove DCIS is if a biopsy reveals any evidence that a more invasive breast cancer could be present.
The good news about DCIS: it’s usually always treated successfully (many oncologists do use the word cure in this situation), and you can take some time to digest the options, and then make a decision that’s right for you.