Dr. Harness explains if ductal carcinoma in situ is a fatal condition.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Very, very, very uncommonly, and then therefore by definition, it’s really not in situ. It may have been called in situ. If you track all patients with in situ breast cancer, a like one percent mortality rate has been associated with the disease, which means that the pathologists originally missed the area of invasive cancer. If the cancer is purely in situ, then it is not fatal.
About Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness, M.D., is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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