The chance of a second breast cancer is higher among some Hawai'ian women
Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2785310
Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), an early form of breast cancer, are more likely to have a second breast cancer diagnosis if they are of Native Hawai'ian, Filipino or Japanese ancestry than women of other racial or ethnic groups. (posted 3/15/22)
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Questions To Ask Your Health Care Provider
- I have DCIS and am of Native Hawai'ian, Filipino or Japanese ancestry. What is my risk of a second breast cancer?
- What treatment for DCIS best fits my personal and family history?
- Would I benefit from genetic counseling?
- How does my age at diagnosis affect my DCIS treatment?
- What are the risks or benefits of different treatments for DCIS?
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