This report presents data that show that women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are at significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer later on in their lives, even though the DCIS would have been treated appropriately at the time. Thus these women warrant close medical surveillance in order to detect and treat any invasive breast cancers that may arise.
ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 994 2; Cat. no. CAN 47; 36pp.; Internet only
AIHW 2010. Risk of invasive breast cancer in women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in Australia between 1995 and 2005. Cancer series 51. Cat. no. CAN 47. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 March 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468334>.