Written by : Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
Ductal Breast Cancer in Situ (DCIS) is an early form of breast cancer and accounts for about 12% of all breast cancers. It produces no symptoms. Although DCIS is non-invasive, it can develop into Invasive Ductal Cancer over time.
DCIS can be diagnosed by different methods - most often, it is diagnosed during a routine mammogram.
Other tests for diagnosis include ultrasounds and MRIs. A biopsy of the breast lump usually confirms the diagnosis.
Diagnostic Tests for DCIS:
All microcalcifications however, are not due to DCIS. Many women develop microcalcifications as they grow older and especially after menopause. So, it is recommended that all women above 40 years get a regular, yearly mammogram.
DCIS with Microcalcifications-Mammography
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