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Over the last several decades, the widespread implementation and uptake of screening mammography has contributed to earlier diagnosis of breast cancer and improvements in breast cancer mortality. However, the screening has led to a significant rise in the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which is a pre-cancer of the breast. Much like invasive […]
The COMET Trial—a prospective randomized study aimed at assessing the risks and benefits associated with active surveillance versus guideline concordant care for patients with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ—is the focus of this month’s column.
In a typical breast surgery practice, nearly one-fifth of new patients present with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), usually detected on mammography as an incidental finding. Most of these women are otherwise healthy, take care of themselves, have had a mammogram as part of their routine health maintenance, and are now grappling with a “cancer” […]