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What is the treatment plan for ductal carcinoma in situ based on?

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No two patients are the same. Your doctor will customize your treatment plan based on your test results and medical history. Among other things, your doctor will consider:

  • Tumor location
  • Tumor size
  • Aggressiveness of the cancer cells
  • Your family history of breast cancer
  • Results of tests for a gene mutation that would increase the risk of breast cancer

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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