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Topic: Radiation After Sx for Low-Risk DCIS Reduces Recurrence Risk

Forum: DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) — Just diagnosed, in treatment, or finished treatment for DCIS.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2018 01:18PM

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Radiation Therapy After Surgery for Low-Risk DCIS Reduces Recurrence Risk
November 1, 2018

Radiation therapy after lumpectomy to remove low-risk DCIS reduces the risk of recurrence, but had no effect on overall survival. Read more...

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Nov 8, 2018 07:34PM Jelson wrote:

The BCO summary of the study states that "In the study, the researchers defined "good-risk" or "low-risk" DCIS as DCIS that was causing no symptoms and was found incidentally during a breast biopsy or a mammogram." I found that odd, having never heard DCIS low-risk defined that way. Intrigued, I read the study definition in the link provided by BCO. I found that actually in the study ""Good risk" DCIS was defined for this trial as clinically occult DCIS, found by mammogram or incidental finding at surgery,with size less than 2.5 cm, final margins greater than 3 mm, with low or intermediate nuclear grade." This definition makes more sense to me.

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+

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