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Understanding DCIS
- Causes of DCIS
- Genetic Testing
- Self Advocacy
- Decisions
- Screening
- Getting a Biopsy
- When DCIS is Diagnosed
- Getting a Second Opinion
- Psychological Impact
- Understanding Risk
- Treatment

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Staging

Staging is a measure that doctors use to describe how much cancer there is in the body and where it is. Staging usually goes from Stage 1 to Stage 4. DCIS is a Stage 0 because it is a pre-cancer or very-early-stage cancer. Doctors do not routinely perform other tests to find distant spread of cancer for patients who have DCIS, because a diagnosis of DCIS means it has not invaded other tissue.

 

 

 

 

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