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What are the typical treatments for lobular carcinoma in situ breast cancer?

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Treatments for lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) are:

�Hormone therapy to lower your chances of invasive cancer.

�Surgery is sometimes done to remove tissue in the area of the LCIS. Some women at high risk for breast cancer choose to have both breasts removed, especially if they have a strong family history of breast cancer or genetic mutations called BRCA1 or BRCA2. After surgery, some women choose to have breast reconstruction surgery.

Talk with your doctor about what�s right for you.

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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