Dr. Harness discusses the causes of ductal carcinoma in situ.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Don’t know the cause, don’t know the cause of breast cancer. We know things that are increased risk factors for breast cancer: delayed birthing, not having any children at all, prolonged use of hormone replacement therapy, family history of breast cancer. All cancers begin as in situ, originally meaning early cell growth, usually in this case inside a hollow duct, if you will. But the cause is really unknown.
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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