n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Diagnosis and staging of breast cancer
|Article Title||Diagnosis and staging of breast cancer|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Ian Marr, Eugenio Panieri and Judy Whittaker|
|Publication Date||Oct 2008|
|Pages||478 - 484|
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is diagnosed on mammography and by core biopsy, and consists of malignant cells contained within the basement membrane of the breast ducts. It is usually asymptomatic and not clinically palpable, being detected on mammography as multiple pleomorphic microcalcifications arranged in clusters or linear formations.
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