Glossary Term:

Title

ductal carcinoma in situ

Phonetic

<b>duck</b>-tul <b>car</b>-sin-<b>O</b>-ma in <b>sy</b>-too

Description

also called DCIS and intraductal carcinoma. Cancer cells that start in the milk passages (ducts) but have not grown through the duct walls into the nearby tissue. This is a highly curable form of breast cancer that is treated with surgery, or surgery plus radiation therapy.