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Why is it hard to diagnose ductal carcinoma in situ?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Complicating things are the criteria radiologists and pathologists use to distinguish benign breast tumors from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and other early breast cancers may vary by institution or clinician, and is intensely influenced by expertise of the interpreters. Like any other diagnosis, mistakes can be made.

 

 

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