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Beth Israel Medical Center
St.Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Continuum Cancer Research Program
Most breast cancers originate in the milk ducts of the breast. They usually
grow slowly over ten to fifteen years and remain undetected because the
cancer is too small to be found on breast examinations or mammograms.
Using a very small endoscope to look within the milk duct may allow detection
of these very early cancers. The purpose of this study is to determine
the ability of ductoscopy and intraductal biopsy (taking a small sample
of tissue from within the duct) to identify abnormal findings or invasive
breast cancers that would not have been identified during a routine mammogram.
This study is open to women who are at high risk for developing breast
cancer (including women diagnosed with breast cancer who are undergoing
surgery to the undiagnosed breast), and women who have spontaneous nipple
discharge. Please call for more information.
There is no monetary compensation for this study. The information gathered
from this study may be beneficial to future patients, and women who participate
may gain new information about their breast health.