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What happens if your tests show that you have invasive ductal carcinoma?

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If your physical exam and mammogram indicate you may have invasive ductal carcinoma, you’ll have a biopsy to collect cells for analysis. Your doctor can make a diagnosis from the biopsy results.

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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