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DCIS That May Progress to Invasive Disease More Likely to Be Detected in Older Women


Background: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are a heterogeneous group of pathologic entities that are presumed to represent non-obligate precursors of invasive ductal carcinoma. Whereas some types of DCIS may never develop into clinically significant disease, others have been shown to progress to aggressive types of invasive carcinoma. Given the lack of individualized risk factors that reliably predict which types will progress and which will not, it is assumed that all DCIS has th more...
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