Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), considered the earliest form of breast cancer, occurs when there are abnormal cells inside a milk duct in the breast.

DCIS is noninvasive, meaning it doesn't spread beyond the milk duct and is therefore highly treatable, with a five-year survival rate of more than 98%.

People with DCIS typically do not exhibit any symptoms, which is why doctors recommend biennial mammograms for women who are 50 and older.

Specialists at the GW Comprehensive Breast Center are highly trained to diagnose and treat all types of breast cancer, including DCIS.