Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, is a type of breast cancer that has not spread and is considered to be Stage 0.
Breast cancer, the uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast, is the most common type of cancer among women, excluding skin cancer. Each year in the United States, nearly 200,000 women, and some men, are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a type of breast cancer. DCIS is breast cancer of the breast ducts. It is not invasive and is considered to be Stage 0.
DCIS is treated at the Abramson Cancer Center, within the Rena Rowan Breast Cancer Center, and within the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.
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