Q. I’ve just been diagnosed with LCIS. The doctor said it’s not really cancer; but if that’s the case, why is it called cancer? I’m confused!
A. LCIS–lobular carcinoma in situ–is NOT cancer. But it’s a sign that the woman who has it is 6 to 7 more times likely to develop cancer, over the course of her lifetime, than a woman who doesn’t have LCIS: the same risk you’d be at if your mother and sister both had cancer. So the doctor’s right, you don’t have cancer; but you ARE...
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Q. I’ve heard of women with DCIS and IDC, but I just found out I have ILC. What’s that?A. ILC–infiltrating lobular carcinoma–is similar to... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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