Breast cancer care poor for 25% with DCIS

Almost one quarter of Australasian women diagnosed with non-invasive breast cancer are either treated too aggressively or not aggressively enough, a study finds.

Reviewing 4578 cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) over 10 years, Adelaide researchers found 1016 women had not received best-practice care, whether due to over or under treatment.

Unnecessary radiotherapy was the most common scenario, with 602 women who were at low risk of local recurrence

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