With 60,000+ women a year being diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ), it is estimated that by 2020 there will be 1 million women living with a DCIS diagnosis.
The purpose of this site is to help alleviate the misconceptions, fear and confusion surrounding a diagnosis of “stage zero breast cancer,” commonly known as DCIS. It also offers support and resources which will empower women to make informed decisions and be proactive about breast cancer risk reduction.
DCIS Redefined discusses dilemmas, choices and integrative solutions unique to DCIS. Fear, confusion and overtreatment are life-altering problems that many women diagnosed with DCIS feel totally alone with.
DCIS Redefined provides support, personal stories, up-to-date research, integrative breast cancer prevention strategies and access to experts in the field of DCIS.
“The time is now to discuss a change in the approach to DCIS. We should be demanding change.” – Dr. Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, professor of surgery and radiology at UCSF and Director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, UCSF
“Strong consideration should be given to changing the phrase DCIS to eliminate the ‘anxiety-producing’ term carcinoma.” – Dr. Carmen Allegra, MD, Chief of Hematology and Oncology, Shands Cancer Center, University of Florida