• Print

released: 9 Mar 2010 author: AIHW media release

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

Full publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (249KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section (478KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
    2. Incidence of DCIS
      • Incidence of DCIS in Australia
      • DCIS detected by BreastScreen Australia
    3. Probability of invasive breast cancer following a diagnosis of DCIS
      • Brief description of data and method
      • Results
    4. Relative risk of invasive breast cancer for women diagnosed with DCIS
      • Brief description of method
      • Results
    5. Tumour size and nodal status
      • Brief description of data and method
      • Results
  • End matter (138KB PDF)
    • Appendix: Technical notes
      • Data sources (excluding the DCIS data set)
        • Australian Cancer Database (ACD), AIHW
        • National Mortality Database (NMD), AIHW
        • National Death Index (NDI), AIHW
      • The four-month rule
      • The DCIS data set
      • Caveats
      • Some extra information regarding the Kaplan-Meier estimates of probability of invasive breast cancer
      • Details of the test used to detect a difference between observed and expected tumour size and nodal status (Chapter 5)
    • References
      • Acronyms used in references
      • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

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 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468334>.

Request an alternative format

Please contact us if you need information from the website presented in an alternative format for accessibility reasons.