Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Cancer Breast LCIS

Facts about lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS):

  • Lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS, is not an actual cancer, but a marker for potential invasive breast cancer.
  • The finding of LCIS on a breast biopsy put the patient at a risk of 1% per year of developing cancer in either breast.
  • If a cancer develops from the LCIS, it is more commonly ductal carcinoma as opposed to lobular carcinoma.
  • Women with LCIS may not need to have the lesion removed. They will however require close physician follow-up that includes yearly physician exams and mammography to make sure their condition does not change. Monthly breast self examination is also recommended.

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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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