Low grade Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS): how best to describe it?

Fallowfield, Lesley, Matthews, Lucy, Francis, Adele, Jenkins, Valerie and Rea, Daniel (2014) Low grade Ductal Carcinoma in situ (DCIS): how best to describe it? Breast, 23 (5). pp. 693-696. ISSN 0960-9776

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: In the absence of definitive data about the natural history of DCIS the appropriateness of describing DCIS as cancer is controversial. METHODS: We conducted a survey amongst British Breast Group (BBG) members, to determine which descriptions of DCIS were deemed most accurate and appropriate. RESULTS: 54/73 (74%) attendees completed the survey: A majority (34/54; 63%) said they would be comfortable using the description that explained DCIS as abnormal cells in the milk ducts that had not spread into other breast tissue and which did not need urgent treatment as if it was breast cancer and this description was overall the most preferred (24/54; 44%). CONCLUSIONS: Little consensus exists regarding how best to explain low grade DCIS to patients.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Low grade DCIS, Breast screening, Clinicians' views
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens > RC0280 By region, system, or organ of the body, or type of tumor, A-Z > RC0280.B8 Breast. Mammary glands
Depositing User: Kathryn Monson
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2014 10:11
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 03:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50415

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