Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

Ductal carcinoma is a form of breast cancer, accounting for about 80% of all breast cancer cases. It happens when abnormal cells are formed in the milk ducts and spread to other parts of the breast tissue. Some people may develop warning signs like a lump near the breast, nipple pain, swelling in the breast, redness, thickening of the nipple, nipple discharge other than breast milk, inverted nipple, and scaliness on the nipple. Several approaches to treating this type of breast cancer include breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, anti-hormone therapy, and immunotherapy.

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Will biopsy report of DCIS predict hormone receptor status?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a biopsy and I was diagnosed with DCIS. The sample was taken and the pathology report did not show any information about hormone receptor status. I was recommended for surgical excision. I did a lumpectomy and the pathology report came back with the absence of cancer. Can a biopsy ...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I shall definitely resolve your concern. When there is no tumor tissue, then it is impossible to know hormone receptor status. On understanding your concern, you have undergone a breast conservative surgery, in which the surgeon has removed the tumor and a small amount ...  Read Full »

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