Noninvasive cancers stay within the milk ducts or lobules in the breast and have not grown into or invaded normal tissues within or beyond the breast. Sometimes called carcinoma in situ (“in the same place”) or pre-cancers, about 1 in 5 new breast cancers are noninvasive breast cancer, stage 0 breast cancer or pre-cancer. Nearly all women with this early stage of breast cancer can be cured.
There are two types of noninvasive breast cancers/conditions:
- Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): This noninvasive cancer stays inside the milk duct.
- Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS):: While not a true cancer, LCIS is an overgrowth of cells that stay inside the lobule — it's a sign that you're at an increased risk of developing an invasive cancer.
When you've had DCIS or LCIS, you're at a higher risk for the cancer to return or for getting a new breast cancer than someone who's never had breast cancer. Most recurrences happen within the five to 10 years after initial diagnosis.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Renowned Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester. We offer treatments customized to your individual needs at one of the nation's best breast cancer diagnosis and care programs.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation by the American College of Radiology. Thanks to imaging excellence, you receive a more precise diagnosis, which then guides a more effective treatment plan.