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Letters Breast screening

Reality of ductal carcinoma in situ

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 09 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b958
  1. Jane Flanders, former patient1
  1. 1Basingstoke RG25 3HE
  1. janecflanders{at}

    Just over four years ago I accepted my first invitation to attend for mammography breast screening and was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ.

    Briefly, the reality of this diagnosis has been two wide excisions, one partial mutilation (sorry, mastectomy), one reconstruction, …

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