A: Dr. Harness Answers the Question

In this clip, Jay Harness, MD, FACS explains is there is a way to predict a paitent's recurrence risk for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.

Doctors look at things like the grade of DCIS -- low grade has a low chance of coming back, high grade has a high chance of coming back. They also look at the size of the DCIS -- the smaller the DCIS, the lower the chance of the cancer coming back, particularly with obviously negative margins. The larger the DCIS, the greater the chance of it recurring in the breast. Age is also a consideration in determining the risk of recurrence.

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>>>DR JAY HARNESS: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ – DCIS. The question is, are there ways
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of predicting the chance of local recurrence of the DCIS?
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The answer is that historically we look at things like the grade of DCIS – low grade
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has a low chance of coming back, high grade has a high chance of coming back. We look
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at the size of the DCIS – the smaller the DCIS, the lower the chance of the cancer coming
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back, particularly with obviously negative margins. The larger the DCIS, the greater
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the chance of it recurring in the breast.
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We look at patient’s age. Typically in older patients the chance, as an example, in a low
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grade DCIS of it coming back, is quite small. If we look at younger patients with higher
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grade DCIS then the chances of it coming back are increased.
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Currently there is no commercially available molecular test to predict the chances of recurrence
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of DCIS in the treated breast. We rely instead on historic factors like those that I have
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just highlighted for you.
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that every newly diagnosed patient with breast cancer needs to know.
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Coree: A test that helps guide a woman and her doctor…
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Katherine Stockton: …to the best treatment options for her.
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Susan Denver: Pass it on!
 
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