intraductal carcinoma [also called DCIS or ductal carcinoma in situ]


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(IN-tra-DUCK-tul car-sih-NO-ma)

Abnormal breast cells that involve only the lining of a milk duct. These cells have not spread outside the duct into the normal surrounding breast tissue.

Read more about intraductal carcinoma or see an illustration of intraductal carcinoma.

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Audio contributed by: Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach

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