DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ)

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What is DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ)?

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a type of noninvasive breast cancer that starts inside the milk ducts. Usually, ductal carcinoma in situ is detected only by mammography and is localized to one area.

Common symptoms reported by people with DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ)

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nolvadex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)

Data from patients with DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ)

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nolvadex)
Perceived effectiveness
for DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation with irritability cramps in feet 7 more
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
skin pain
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
acupressure point pain bruising
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 3
50s 24
60s 14
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

98% Female
2% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 26
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ) patients who have completed their condition history
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