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DCIS Searching For Clarity

DCIS Searching For Clarity

This podcast was published on July 10, 2017 at HealthNewsReview.org.

To read the blog -- and background resources -- associated with this blog visit:

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What is DCIS, or ductal carcinoma in situ?

Is it an incidental abnormality that only came into existence as screening mammography became more widespread and sophisticated?

Or is it a pre-cancer that affords surgeons a head start in treating breast cancer before it spreads?

These are questions that nearly 60-thousand women are faced with each year in this country.

The answers to these questions have changed considerably over the past few years. In this podcast you'll hear the voices of:

• a health care journalist who has covered DCIS

• a patient whose journey with DCIS affected her so deeply she decided to become an advocate

• two breast surgeons who are at the forefront of redefining what DCIS is and how it can be treated.

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