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Do you need treatment for breast cancer?

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Depending on which of the two forms of type 0 breast cancer you have, ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ, you may not need treatment. If you do, it’s usually successful.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

BreastCancer.org: “Treatment for LCIS.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Guidelines for Patients: Stage 0 Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Breast Cancer PDQ: Treatment, Health Professional Version," "Breast Cancer PDQ: Treatment, Patient Version," "Understanding Breast Cancer: A Guide for Patients," "What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer."

UptoDate: “Atypia and lobular carcinoma in situ: High risk lesions of the breast.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

BreastCancer.org: “Treatment for LCIS.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Guidelines for Patients: Stage 0 Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Breast Cancer PDQ: Treatment, Health Professional Version," "Breast Cancer PDQ: Treatment, Patient Version," "Understanding Breast Cancer: A Guide for Patients," "What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer."

UptoDate: “Atypia and lobular carcinoma in situ: High risk lesions of the breast.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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