lobular carcinoma in situ

(LCIS) a type of precancerous neoplasia found in the lobules of mammary glands, usually small and widely dispersed so that it is not palpable physically and is identified only on microscopic examination. It progresses slowly, sometimes developing into invasive lobular carcinoma 10 to 15 years after first being observed. Called also lobular neoplasia.

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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

  • invasive lobular carcinoma — an invasive type of carcinoma of the breast characterized by linear growth into desmoplastic stroma around the terminal part of the lobules of mammary glands; most cases develop from lobular carcinoma in situ …   Medical dictionary

  • lobular neoplasia — lobular carcinoma in situ …   Medical dictionary

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