DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for ductal carcinoma in situ

Ductal carcinoma in situ [DOID:0060074]

Mammary ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer in women. It comes in two forms: invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC), an infiltrating, malignant and abnormal proliferation of neoplastic cells in the breast tissue, or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive, potentially malignant, neoplasm that is still confined to the milk ducts (lactiferous ducts), where breast cancer most often originates. Many doctors feel that DCIS is overdiagnosed and that many women who are treated for DCIS do not actually have cancer.

Synonyms:  ductal carcinoma in situ,  DOID:0060074