Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) and Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS) are both non-invasive types of breast cancer. As an experienced breast surgeon, Dr. Lindsay Keith offers expert diagnosis and treatment for these conditions.
Both DCIS and LCIS are non-invasive forms of breast cancer, meaning they remain confined to the place they originated. DCIS originates in the milk ducts, while LCIS originates in the milk-producing glands. Although both are considered non-invasive, they may increase the risk of invasive breast cancer in the future.
These conditions are often diagnosed through mammogram screenings. If an abnormal area is detected, a biopsy is usually recommended to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment for DCIS and LCIS can vary, with options ranging from surgery to remove the abnormal cells, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, or a combination of these. In some cases, especially for LCIS, careful monitoring may be recommended instead of immediate treatment.
Dr. Lindsay Keith, with her vast expertise in treating breast conditions, provides individualized care to patients with DCIS and LCIS. She considers each patient’s overall health, personal preferences, and cancer risk factors when creating a treatment plan.
A diagnosis of DCIS or LCIS can be distressing due to the associated risk of future invasive breast cancer. Dr. Keith and her team offer all the necessary support, information, and resources to help patients effectively manage their care journey.
If you have been diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ or Lobular Carcinoma in Situ and are seeking expert care, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith. Your health and peace of mind are our top priorities.
1. Are DCIS and LCIS considered breast cancer?
Yes, DCIS and LCIS are both forms of non-invasive breast cancer. This means the cancer cells are confined to the place they started and have not spread to surrounding breast tissue.
2. What is the typical treatment for DCIS and LCIS?
Treatment for DCIS often includes surgery, possibly followed by radiation or hormone therapy. LCIS treatment might involve careful monitoring, hormone therapy, or preventative surgery, depending on various factors including your personal risk.
3. Can DCIS or LCIS lead to invasive breast cancer?
Yes, having DCIS or LCIS can increase the risk of developing invasive breast cancer in the future. It’s essential to have regular check-ups and follow your treatment plan to manage this risk.