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How can surgery help with treating ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)?

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For smaller DCIS tumors, you might get a lumpectomy, which removes the cancerous area but not the entire breast. Some women decide to have a mastectomy, in which the whole breast is removed. After a mastectomy, you might choose to have breast reconstruction surgery.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

BreastCancer.org: “Treatment for LCIS.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Guidelines for Patients: Stage 0 Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Breast Cancer PDQ: Treatment, Health Professional Version," "Breast Cancer PDQ: Treatment, Patient Version," "Understanding Breast Cancer: A Guide for Patients," "What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer."

UptoDate: “Atypia and lobular carcinoma in situ: High risk lesions of the breast.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

BreastCancer.org: “Treatment for LCIS.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Guidelines for Patients: Stage 0 Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Breast Cancer PDQ: Treatment, Health Professional Version," "Breast Cancer PDQ: Treatment, Patient Version," "Understanding Breast Cancer: A Guide for Patients," "What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer."

UptoDate: “Atypia and lobular carcinoma in situ: High risk lesions of the breast.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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