Ductal carcinoma-in-situ: Long-term results of breast-conserving therapy
Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating
DCIS is a favorable disease with an excellent long-term survival. The locoregional recurrence rate in patients with DCIS treated with BCT is similar to that in patients with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with BCT, but time to locoregional recurrence is significantly longer in patients with DCIS. In patients with DCIS treated with BCT, intense surveillance for locoregional recurrence needs to be maintained for the patient's lifetime.