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What are symptoms of ductal carcinoma in situ?

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Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) doesn’t usually cause a lump in the breast that can be felt. Symptoms of DCIS include breast pain and a bloody discharge from the nipple. About 80% of cases are found by mammograms. On the mammogram, it appears as a shadowy area.

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "DCIS - Ductal Carcinoma In Situ," "Invasive ductal carcinoma," “Treatment for DCIS.”

National Cancer Institute: "Ductal Carcinoma In Situ."

American Cancer Society: "What is breast cancer?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "DCIS - Ductal Carcinoma In Situ," "Invasive ductal carcinoma," “Treatment for DCIS.”

National Cancer Institute: "Ductal Carcinoma In Situ."

American Cancer Society: "What is breast cancer?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 27, 2019

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