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intraductal carcinoma (IN-truh-DUK-tul KAR-sih-NOH-muh)

A noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The
abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other tissues in the breast. In some cases,
intraductal carcinoma may become invasive cancer and spread to other tissues, although it is not
known at this time how to predict which lesions will become invasive. Also called DCIS and
ductal carcinoma in situ.

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