What is DCIS?

I am so excited to launch this new page written by newest Medical Advisor, Charles Weaver Medical Oncologist . We worked together to bring a personal touch to bring more awareness to each type of breast cancer by sharing personal stories from each survivor who has been diagnosed with each type of breast cancer. We want to help connect people so they can relate to others who understand more to come!

“Ductal Carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer and begins in the ducts that carry breast milk from the lobules, where it’s made, to the nipple. Ductal carcinoma can remain within the ducts as a noninvasive cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ), or it can break out of the ducts (invasive ductal carcinoma). Some subtypes of breast cancer are named for the way the cells appear under the microscope. Subtypes include tubular, mucinous, medullary and papillary. The subtype may provide your doctor with some clues about your prognosis and how your cells will respond to treatment.”

“Cancer sucks, but walking through the valley of treatment will lead to exhilaration when reaching the summit. I have changed in ways so positive, that I wouldn’t trade my experience even if I had the choice.”

Melanie Bradshaw, BA, MSN, RN Thank you Melanie for sharing to help educate other women about DCIS and spread more education.