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Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

Clinical Definition Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, is non-invasive or pre-invasive breast cancer. Cells lining the ducts have developed the appearance of cancerous cells but have not invaded the ductal walls to surrounding breast tissues. The cure rate is high. In Our Own Words Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, is early stage breast


Clinical Definition The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine, located between the stomach and the jejunum. In Our Own Words The duodenum is the part of the small intestine where food mixes with stomach acids and other digestive juices (bile) from the pancreas and stomach. Your body absorbs vitamins, minerals and macro-nutrients

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