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2/7/2018Are there markers for DCIS that would indicate invasive vs non invasive ? Genetic or others?? What are the effects of radiation and lumpectomy after a stage zero DCIS is removed and what is the quality of life after radiation? Will it irradicate the DCIS? Is thermography being integrated as a screening method as well as mammos being studied at Johns Hopkins? Thank you very much.
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2/7/2018Answers to your additional questions: No markers, diagnosis upon biopsy. If carry a gene mutation such as BRCA, 50% increase in chance of breast cancer. Most women do not have residual effects from radiation and recovery very well from lumpectomy. Surgery and radiation are local treatments to eradicate any breast cancer cells in the breast. Thermography is one of the tools being studied.

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