With 60,000+ women a year being diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ), it is estimated that by 2020 there will be 1 million women living with a DCIS diagnosis.
Fear, confusion and overtreatment are life-altering problems that many women diagnosed with DCIS feel totally alone with.
“The time is now to discuss a change in the approach to DCIS. We should be demanding change.” – Dr. Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, professor of surgery and radiology at UCSF and Director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, UCSF
“Strong consideration should be given to changing the phrase DCIS to eliminate the ‘anxiety-producing’ term carcinoma.” – Dr. Carmen Allegra, MD, Chief of Hematology and Oncology, Shands Cancer Center, University of Florida
The purpose of this site is to help alleviate the misconceptions surrounding a diagnosis of DCIS, also known as “stage zero” breast cancer. It also offers support and resources to empower women in making informed decisions as well as in being proactive with healthy lifestyle strategies for breast cancer risk reduction.
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