Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cancer Breast Stage 0

Breast Cancer Stage 0
Stage 0 disease is also referred to as carcinoma in situ.

There are two forms:

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ: a pre-cancerous condition in which the abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other tissues of the breast.
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ: a less commonly pre-cancerous condition in which the abnormal cells are found in the lobules of the breast. This condition can increase the risk of developing breast cancer in either breast.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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