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Ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7188.937 (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:937

Has author carried out an audit?

  1. H M Bishop, Breast surgeon,
  2. M G Wallis, Consultant radiologist
  1. George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton CV10 7DJ
  2. University of Southern California School of Medicine, Norris Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA

    EDITOR—We were interested in Silverstein's review on ductal carcinoma in situ.1 He states that he performs mammography every 6 months on the ipsilateral breast and every year on the contralateral breast. Has he been able to audit the usefulness of this practice—namely, how many times has the mammogram predated the development of clinical recurrence?

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    Author's reply

    1. Melvin J Silverstein, Professor of surgery
    1. George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton CV10 7DJ
    2. University of Southern California School of Medicine, Norris Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA

      EDITOR—I thank Bishop and Wallis for inquiring about the value of ipsilateral mammography every 6 months in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ treated with breast preservation. To my knowledge there are …

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