A lower DCIS Score result means there is a lower chance of any tumor coming back in the same breast (either a DCIS or invasive breast cancer) and of the tumor coming back in the same breast as an invasive breast cancer. A higher score means that there is a higher chance of any tumor coming back in the same breast (either a DCIS or invasive breast cancer) and of the tumor coming back in the same breast as an invasive breast cancer.
The Breast DCIS Score results help guide personalized treatment decisions. Because everyone’s body and tumor are unique, obtaining a DCIS Score result helps make treatment decisions tailored to you.
The Breast DCIS Score provides information in addition to traditional measurements (such as margin width, tumor size and tumor grade) that doctors have traditionally used to estimate how likely a patient’s cancer is to return, and to help them make treatment decisions.
Taking into consideration the continuous biology of the DCIS tumor the Breast DCIS Score quantifies:
- the likelihood of local recurrence (DCIS or invasive carcinoma) at 10 years; and,
- predicts specifically the risk of an invasive carcinoma local event at 10 years.
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