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Surgery for low grade ductal carcinoma in situ does not improve survival, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3106 (Published 09 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3106
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Breast surgery performed at or shortly after diagnosis of low grade ductal carcinoma in situ did not significantly change patients’ survival rate, research published in JAMA Surgery has shown.1 The survival rate among people with intermediate and high grade ductal carcinoma in situ does improve with surgery, but the research has raised concerns about overtreatment.

As the use of routine screening mammography has become more widespread the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ has increased dramatically, and it now …

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