Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)

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Lobular Carcinoma 

in Situ (LCIS)

  • Also called lobular neoplasia
  • Abnormal cell growth starts in the lobules of the breast
  • Not considered a true cancer because it is not likely to spread to surrounding tissues
  • LCIS is an indicator that a woman may be more likely to develop invasive cancer in either breast




Regan, R., G. A. Gabram-Mendola, S., Ades, T., Alteri, R., Kramer, J., & A. Stump-Sutliff, K. (2013). Types of Breast Cancer. In Breast Cancer Journey: The Essential Guide to Treatment and Recovery (3rd ed., p. 10). Atlanta, Georgia: American Cancer Society Health Promotions.