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Letters Ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast

More guidance is needed on how to communicate about DCIS

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2139
  1. Richard Smith, chair
  1. 1Patients Know Best, London SW4 0LD, UK
  1. richardswsmith{at}

I recently attended a seminar in which a series of doctors talked to a patient and her husband (both played by actors) about ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and it was clear that communicating about this condition was difficult even for doctors used to doing so.1 The “patients” …

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