ASCO recently published an article about the controversy around treating (or not treating) DCIS, and I wanted to know your thoughts.
Was anyone here diagnosed with just DCIS at first? What did your doctor recommend?
Excerpt: "The diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has increased dramatically since the advent of mammography. Given that most cases of DCIS do not progress to invasive cancer, there is concern about overdiagnosis and overtreatment. However, there are no validated methods to determine which cases of DCIS will become problematic, and understaged invasive breast cancer is sometimes found at the time of excision. A number of novel randomized trials, including the LORIS, LORD, and COMET studies, are exploring the current treatment paradigm for DCIS."