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Breast Cancer

What is the difference between DCIS and invasive breast cancer?

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  • APatrick Maguire, MD, Oncology, answered
    The main difference between invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is that DCIS rarely if ever is found in lymph nodes under the arm and it has a higher cure rate. Only patients who relapse with invasive disease have a risk of dying from their cancer.
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