New reports on breast cancer treatments are coming to the fore. One report finds that too many women are still receiving total mastectomies, when lumpectomy would suffice. Other reports show that no time should be wasted between the diagnosis of breast cancer and surgical and chemotherapy treatments.
What's the best procedure for women diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer, also known as ductal carcinoma in situ? Should they undergo surgery, or just have more frequent mammograms? This crucial question is addressed in a recent study, but it doesn't seem to produce a clear answer.