Lobular carcinoma in situ
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Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a rare disease in which abnormal cells form in the mammary glands (lobules) of the breast. LCIS is not a cancer. However, a diagnosis of LCIS suggests that you are at increased risk of developing breast cancer.
LCIS does not usually appear on mammograms. The disease most often occurs after a breast biopsy done for another reason, such as: Due to suspicious breast mass or abnormal mammography. Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) Treatment in Khammam
LCIS does not cause any signs or symptoms. On the contrary, your doctor may discover that you have LCIS by chance – for example, after a biopsy to look for a breast lump or an abnormal area on a mammogram.
Breast, including lymph nodes, lobules, and ducts
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It is not known what causes LCIS. LCIS begins when cells in a mammary gland (lobule) in a breast develop genetic mutations that make the cells appear abnormal. The abnormal cells remain in the lobule and do not spread or invade nearby breast tissue. Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) Treatment in Khammam
If LCIS is found during a breast biopsy, it does not mean you have cancer. However, LCIS increases the risk of breast cancer and the risk of developing invasive breast cancer.