December 5, 2001

Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)


A very early type of breast cancer that develops within the milk-producing glands of the breast and does not penetrate through the wall of the glands. Researchers think that this kind of cancer almost never progresses to invasive lobular cancer. However, having this type of cancer places a woman at increased risk of developing an invasive breast cancer later in life which can occur in either breast. For this reason, it is important for women with lobular carcinoma in situ to have a physical examination three times a year and an annual mammogram.

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