Dr. Harness shares if ductal carcinoma in situ is a genetic condition.
Dr. Harness, M.D.:
Family history is important in in situ breast cancer, particularly if first degree relatives are involved, including mother, maternal aunt, people of that sort, and being diligent about having screening mammograms done because finding the cancer early is, is key to any potential cure.
Is in situ breast cancer contagious? Not that we know of. Is research being done about possible viruses, like we have in cervical cancer? Yes, that research is being done, hasn’t yielded anything yet.
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.