Written by : Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
Treatment of DCIS is usually successful. There are different treatment procedures depending on the type of cellular change, the size of the tumor, the number of tumors or microcalcifications and whether the tumor is hormone dependent or not.
Left untreated, it is estimated that 40-50 percent of DCIS cases may progress to invasive breast cancer in time.
The standard treatment of DCIS is by surgery to remove the mass.
Surgery may be combined with radiotherapy or hormone therapy to improve the prognosis of the condition.
Treatment Protocol for DCIS
Ductal Breast Cancer in situ Treatment Protocol
Radiotherapy is usually started 4-6 weeks after surgery. It decreases the chance of the DCIS progressing to invasive ductal cancer or of recurring after some time.
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