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Bilateral mastectomy for DCIS

Posted Jun 24 2009 7:01pm

DCIS is a precancerous state that involves both breasts. Treatment options for DCIS are mastectomy, breast conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiotherapy or BCS alone. Because both breasts are at risk, some experts have suggested bilateral prophylactic mastectomies but guidelines do not recommend it as a standard option. The American Cancer Society Board of Directors has stated that "only very strong clinical and/or pathologic indications warrant doing this type of preventive operation."

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