Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) Breast Cancer
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Calcifications that are suspicious for breast cancer are calcifications that are linear, that is a single continous line (as opposed to random); those that are different sizes and shapes; and those that have sharp edges (as opposed to smooth round contours).
If your doctor finds suspicious calcifications in your breast, you will want to get a biopsy of the suspicious area. This can be done with fine needle biopsy in which a hollow needle is inserted into the suspicious area and cells from the area removed. They are then evaluated under a microscope by a pathologist, a doctor specializing in the evaluation of tissue or cells removed from the breast. Another type of biopsy is a core needle biopsy. After making a small incision in the breast, a larger needle is inserted and tissue from the suspicious area is removed and evaluated under a microscope by a pathologist.
The pathologist will examine the tissue from your biopsy and determine whether there are cancer cells present. If the pathologist determines that you have DCIS, there are several options for treatment. The most common treatment for DCIS is lumpectomy followed by radiation. Another option is lumpectomy without radiation. Some patients have mastectomy, complete removal of the breast. This may be necessary if the DCIS overs a large area or is present in multiple areas of the breast. If the DCIS is estrogen receptor positive, some doctors recommend hormonal therapy after surgery. Chemotherapy is generally not required.
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