NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer - Carcinoma in Situ
, Version 1.2016
Breast cancer treatment
Figure 3.2 DCIS treatments
Surgery that removes the tumor is the central part of treatment for DCIS. Lumpectomy with
radiation therapy (breast-conserving therapy) is an option for many women. Very few women
can have lumpectomy alone. Total mastectomy is another option. Often, a sentinel lymph node
biopsy is done with mastectomy.
This surgery removes the tumor and normal-
looking tissue around its edge.
This surgery removes the whole breast.
This surgery removes the lymph nodes to
which breast cancer first spreads.
This treatment uses high-energy rays to
destroy cancer cells.