Written by : Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, MD
Lobular Breast Carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is very difficult to detect in its early stages because it does not produce any specific symptoms. The only specific way of diagnosing LCIS is by a biopsy.
It does not show up in a routine screening mammography or in an ultrasound.
Most experts do not consider it a carcinoma at all but a neoplasia. A neoplasia is a collection of abnormal cells.
In most cases, a thickened area may be seen on mammography or an ultrasound done due to some other cause. Biopsy of the thickened area will reveal LCIS.
DIagnostic Tests for Lobular Breast Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
Breast Biopsy: The only definitive way to diagnose LCIS is by a breast biopsy. Clinically, it is difficult to diagnose LCIS. Like all other types of breast cancers, a lump or a suspicious area seen on a mammogram will need to undergo a breast biopsy for an accurate diagnosis. There are different types of breast biopsies.
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