'New' type of breast cancer, DCIS, can put life on hold


October 12, 2009

USA Today

When a mammogram detected a lump in Barbara Laufer's breast, the fear was paralyzing.

"You think you're going to die," says Laufer, 40, of Burbank, Calif.

Laufer was diagnosed with a perplexing condition called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, a growth of malignant cells inside the milk ducts of the breast. Though some doctors describe the condition to patients as a very early breast cancer, others compare it to a precancer... Read More