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Treatment of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)

For information about the treatments listed below, see the Treatment Option Overview section.

Treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ may include the following:

  • Breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy, with or without tamoxifen.
  • Total mastectomy with or without tamoxifen. Radiation therapy may also be given.

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