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Treatment Varies Widely for Early Breast Cancer Type

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Treatment Varies Widely for Early Breast Cancer Type

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Treatment Varies Widely for Early Breast Cancer Type

Treatment Varies Widely for Early Breast Cancer Type

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Last year, about 56,000 American women were diagnosed with DCIS, an early form of breast cancer that was barely known 20 years ago. Improved detection methods have increased diagnoses, but treatment for the disease varies widely. A new survey finds some women face overly aggressive treatments, while others are being under-treated. Hear NPR's Joanne Silberner.

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