Women treated for precursor of breast cancer can expect to live at least as long as other women

Women treated for very early signals of breast cancer are more likely than to be alive 10 years later than the rest of the population, major research has found. Every year, 8,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with “ductal carcinoma in situ” (DCIS) – a precursor to breast cancer – and offered treatment including radiotherapy and lump or breast removal.