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Lobular carcinoma in situ

Lobular carcinoma in situ: Introduction

Lobular carcinoma in situ: Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a benign tumor that consists of abnormal cells in the lining of a lobule. Even though "carcinoma" refers ... more about Lobular carcinoma in situ.

Lobular carcinoma in situ: The hollow glands or lobules where milk accumulates in the breast sometimes fill with abnormal ("atypical") cells. This is a precancerous condition and does not directly lead to breast cancer. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lobular carcinoma in situ is available below.

Symptoms of Lobular carcinoma in situ

  • There are no signs or symptoms ordinarily associated with LCIS such as lumps or even abnormalities on a mammogram.
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Treatments for Lobular carcinoma in situ

  • Women who have been diagnosed with LCIS are often advised by their doctors to have regular mammograms (once every year or two), and also have manual breast examinations performed by a physician once or twice a year
  • Chemoprevention
  • Elective bilateral mastectomy - to reduce risk of development of invasive disease
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Early Stage Breast Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a benign tumor that consists of abnormal cells in the lining of a lobule. Even though "carcinoma" refers to cancer, LCIS is not a cancer and there is no evidence that the abnormal cells of LCIS will spread like cancer. Instead, having LCIS means that a woman has an increased risk of developing breast cancer in either breast. Despite the increased risk, most women with LCIS will never get breast cancer. (Source: excerpt from Early Stage Breast Cancer: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) refers to abnormal cells in the lining of a lobule. These abnormal cells seldom become invasive cancer. However, their presence is a sign that a woman has an increased risk of developing breast cancer. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer: NCI)

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  1. Lobular carcinoma in situ: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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