Ductal carcinoma in situ
What are the symptoms of DCIS?
DCIS cannot usually be felt as a breast lump or other breast change.
Most cases of DCIS are found following routine screening with mammograms. DCIS often appears as small flecks of calcium (called microcalcifications) on a mammogram or ultrasound.
Most women with DCIS are not aware of any symptoms at the time of diagnosis.
Find out more about:
- Treatments for DCIS
- The LORIS Trial: a phase III trial of surgery versus active monitoring for low risk DCIS
- The LORD (LOw Risk DCIS) study: a phase III trial aiming to determine whether screen-detected low-grade DCIS can safely be managed by an active surveillance strategy or that the conventional treatment should remain the standard of care.