DCIS resource – we need your help

Over the coming months, BCNA will be developing new information for women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

DCIS is a condition in which cancer cells are contained in the milk ducts of the breast.

DCIS can increase the risk of developing invasive breast cancer, so treatment is usually recommended. Treatment aims to prevent the development of invasive (early) breast cancer or a recurrence of DCIS.

To ensure that the new information we develop meets the needs of women newly diagnosed with DCIS, we are seeking stories and experiences from women who have been diagnosed with DCIS regarding:

  • what information you received when you were diagnosed with DCIS
  • if the information was helpful
  • what other information would have been helpful
  • what advice or tips you would give to women who are diagnosed with DCIS.

Email your thoughts to policy@nullbcna.org.au.

Illustration of types of breast cancer

Image courtesy of Breast Cancer Care (UK)

Issue 81
Summer 2017