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Doctors seek to scale back treatment for common breast cancer diagnosis

When a routine mammogram revealed she had cancer last December, Wendy Rosen wondered about treatment.

Diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, she read up on the noninvasive cancer in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of the breast milk duct. While DCIS is rarely fatal and often never even causes harm, a small minority of untreated cases can grow and spread to other organs.

"There never really was much discussion of not following through with a procedure," said Rosen, a 73-year-old resident of Homeland.

The Baltimore Sun

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