breast carcinoma in situ

Abnormal cells that are confined to the ducts or lobules in the breast. There are two forms, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).

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  • stage 0 breast carcinoma in situ — In stage 0, abnormal cells are found in the breast. There are 2 types of stage 0: ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). DCIS is a noninvasive, precancerous condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Carcinoma in situ — (CIS) is an early form of carcinoma defined by the absence of invasion of surrounding tissues. In other words, the neoplastic cells proliferate in their normal habitat, hence the name in situ (Latin for in its place ). For example, carcinoma in… …   Wikipedia

  • Lobular carcinoma in situ — (LCIS) is a condition by unusual cells in the lobules of the breast.cite web |url=http://cancer.stanford.edu/breastcancer/lcis.html |title=Lobular Carcinoma in situ (LCIS) Breast Cancer Stanford Cancer Center |format= |work= |accessdate=] It is… …   Wikipedia

  • lobular carcinoma in situ — LCIS. A condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lobules of the breast. LCIS seldom becomes invasive cancer; however, having lobular carcinoma in situ in one breast increases the risk of developing breast cancer in either breast. Also… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — DCIS. A noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other tissues in the breast. In some cases, ductal carcinoma in situ may become invasive cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — the earliest stage of breast cancer, detectable by mammography, which is confined to the lactiferous (milk) ducts of the breast. See carcinoma in situ …   Medical dictionary

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — DCIS the earliest stage of breast cancer, detectable by mammography, which is confined to the lactiferous (milk) ducts of the breast. See: carcinoma in situ …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — n. DCIS, noninvasive malignant looking abnormal cells inside the ducts of breast in women …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Breast cancer — Classification and external resources Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a cancerous breast (right). ICD 10 C …   Wikipedia

  • Breast cancer screening — refers to the medical screening of asymptomatic, apparently healthy women for breast cancer in an attempt to achieve an earlier diagnosis. The assumption is that early detection will improve outcomes. A number of screening test have been employed …   Wikipedia

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