Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) refers to a cancer precursor that arises from the breast ducts.
WHAT ELSE ARE WE WORRIED ABOUT?
Invasive ductal carcinoma: DCIS is a precursor for this type of malignancy.
WHAT MAKES US SUSPECT IT?
- Asymptomatic patient
- Typically these patients will have an unremarkable breast exam
Mammography can reveal the presence of microcalcifications
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