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The decision was that I have lobular carcinoma in situ. What is it?

The decision was that I have lobular carcinoma in situ. What is it?

Also called lobular: Neoplasia...It forecasts that you will develop a breast cancer in either breast. Some used to do "mirror" biopsies. Others contemplate bilateral mastectomy. Lcis is a risk not a cancer, but the lobular invasive cancer can pose detection problems. Discuss this with a breast cancer team. I would watch very carefully. Lobular cancer makes up only 15% of invasive cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I have a nodule in my neck that is being removed how risky is this surgery what are the chances that the nodule is cancerous?

I have a nodule in my neck that is being removed how risky is this surgery what are the chances that the nodule is cancerous?

Low risk surgery: As for the chances of being cancer, there's no earthly way to know, especially lacking your medical history and findings of your physical exam. If your doc thinks it's necessary, get it done and see what comes from it. I truly hope it's nothing serious. ...Read more

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I was diaganosed with invasive in situ breast cancer . What is the in situ about?

I was diaganosed with invasive in situ breast cancer . What is the in situ about?

ReviewPATHw/Surgeon: It is not uncommon to have in situ cancer next to invasive breast cancer. We stage the cancer based upon the size of the invasive component. However, the extent of in situ disease may impact our ability to do a lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy and may influence the type of radiation therapy that can be offered. I suggest you meet with your surgeon to review these details. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the cause of ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

I need to know what is the cause of ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

Genetic mutations: This is mostly a random event. There's a natural instability in the human genome even if you are never exposed to anything that's obviously a mutagen. The other factors that place you at risk for breast cancer (nulliparity, brca1 / brca2 mutations, etc.) are risk factors here, but no woman (and actually no man either) is immune. ...Read more

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I have lobular neoplasia. Is it a likely that i will develop breast cancer in the future?

I have lobular neoplasia. Is it a likely that i will develop breast cancer in the future?

Sightly increased...: There is a slightly increased risk of breast cancer with lobular neoplasia, but the majority of women with this diagnosis do not get breast cancer. Some sites describe a 7 to 11 times increased risk for future breast cancer. Tamoxifen may be a consideration for breast cancer prevention. See a breast specialist and consider genetic testing for breast cancer risk analysis. ...Read more

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Had a tubervillous removed in colon w/high grade dysplasia. Does that mean it always would turn into cancer. What is next step in treatment process?

Had a tubervillous removed in colon w/high grade dysplasia.  Does that mean it always would turn into cancer.  What is next step in treatment process?

No, but: Risk is higher. Nothing in medicine is sure. It also means you'll be invited back for more regular looks. The standard is once a decade after 50, but ask what your schedule will be with this development. ...Read more

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Ok.my mum has found carcinoma rectum. Can I know which is the stage it at cancer?

Ok.my mum has found carcinoma rectum. Can I know which is the stage it at cancer?

Rectal cancer stage: Your doctor will need to order either a CT scan or MRI. Endoscopic rectal ultrasound is also another tool for staging . This will usually give them a pretty good idea of the stage. ...Read more

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Father has prostate cancer on outside of prostate. Is it serious to have that. Did test Cancer was not in blader. What's best treatmnt is it curable?

Father has prostate cancer on outside of prostate.  Is it serious to have that.  Did test Cancer was not in blader. What's best treatmnt is it curable?

It depends: on how far outside of the prostate the cancer has spread. Some prostate cancers are slow growing. There are many treatment options that include radiation, chemotherapy and or surgery ...Read more

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Cancer Specialist: I have been told by a friend that a biopsy can determine the stage of cancer. I say this is incorrect-only surgery does it. Hmm?

Cancer Specialist: I have been told by a friend that a biopsy can determine the stage of cancer. I say this is incorrect-only surgery does it. Hmm?

Staging: In most cancers, there is a pathological staging as well as staging determined by the extent of spread. The initial pathological staging can usually be done by biopsy while the surgery is needed to determine the extent of spread outside of the primary tumour. So, in fact you are both right. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with anal carcinoma in situ twice what are the chances that it will reoccure?

I was diagnosed with anal carcinoma in situ twice what are the chances that it will reoccure?

Unfortunately High: Anal carcinoma in situ is a rare pre-cancerous condition that often will recur. It may be associated with HIV and is usually directly caused by hpv. Sometimes close observation by anal "mapping" every 3-4 months is enough with small operations to remove any new lesions as needed. In other instances, treatment with imiquimod, laser therapy or radiation therapy might be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with thyroid cancer?Not exactly sure what stage my mother is in just yet. Thanks

What is the survival rate for someone with thyroid cancer?Not exactly sure what stage my mother is in just yet. Thanks

Depends: It depends on the type of thyroid cancer, how big it is and how much/where it had gone. The most common one is papillary thyroid cancer which can be easily treated and should not shorten her lifespan. ...Read more

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What is the difference between invasive & non-invasive sebaceous carcinoma of the eye? If someone were to have it, is it palpable, as in a lump/cyst?

What is the difference between invasive & non-invasive sebaceous carcinoma of the eye? If someone were to have it, is it palpable, as in a lump/cyst?

In situ: Non-invasive means a carcinoma in situ. Invasive means it has violated the basement membrane of the epidermis into the dermis. Invasive much more a problem. Could be palpable. Careful cause might not be palpable to a lay person. If you have either of these problems, make sure you're being managed by a dermatologic surgeon withe extensive skin cancer experience. ...Read more

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I have a 4.4cmx3.5cmx1.1cm solid thyroid nodule. The report read "Microcalcifications" and "Hypervascular". What is the likelihood that it is cancer?

I have a 4.4cmx3.5cmx1.1cm solid thyroid nodule. The report read "Microcalcifications" and "Hypervascular". What is the likelihood that it is cancer?

Needs Biopsy: Thyroid nodule with microcalcification&hypervascularity have a likelihood of being Cancerous in about approx 5.3 % of cases according to literature.Ask your endocrinologist for Biopsy We really need other teatures like irregular or regular border,Pattern of calcifications like few few or snowstorm parttern,minimal or high internal flow These are other features taken into account to prediction ...Read more

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I heard recently that liver cancer is on the rise. Is that true?

I heard recently that liver cancer is on the rise. Is that true?

Yes: Overall, it is, but it's still pretty rare . Some studies show that it may be related to the rise of obesity within the United States. Long-term obesity causes unhealthy fat deposits within the liver, which can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, and finally liver cancer after many years. The other causes for liver cancer include alcohol abuse and exposure to certain viruses. ...Read more

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Annual papsmear, colposcopy showed a 1cm object in the cervix. I hope it is just an uncommon lump, so in the best scenario what could it just be?

Annual papsmear, colposcopy showed a 1cm object in the cervix. I hope it is just an uncommon lump, so in the best scenario what could it just be?

Polyp or fibroid: A mass in the cervix is usually a b-9 nabothian cyst, a polyp, or a prolapsing fibroid. Much more rarely it could be cancer or a foreign body. If it was biopsied during the colposcopy, you probably will find out soon! Best wishes! ...Read more

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After a biopsy, i was diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor said it is in the lymph nodes. I got results that came out negative but instead said metastatic breast. What does this mean?

After a biopsy, i was diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor said it is in the lymph nodes. I got results that came out negative but instead  said metastatic breast. What does this mean?

Not clear to me: Typically, breast cancer spreads first to regional lymph nodes and then to other parts of the body. Once breast cancer spreads to the lymph nodes it is considered to have metastasized. It would be critical to understand exactly what results were "negative" to determine its significance. ...Read more

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My mom has cervical cancer it is stage two i want to know whether is it cureable and what is the treatment to be performed?

My mom has cervical cancer it is stage two i want to know whether is it cureable and what is the treatment to be performed?

Cervix Cancer: Is stage i when confined to the cervix, iia cervix and vagina; iib cervix and parametrial extension without extension, hydroureter. Quite curable with chemotherapy and radiation, external beam and endocavitary brachytherapy. ...Read more

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It is about leukoplakia(or ain) in perianal zone which i was diagnosed after biopsy. Is surgery the only option even though the "white area" is small?

It is about leukoplakia(or ain) in perianal zone which i was diagnosed after biopsy. Is surgery the only option even though the "white area" is small?

Leukoplakia: It depends on the presence of atypia in the leukoplakia. If there's dysplasia or atypia which means potential for malignancy, then it needs to be removed. Otherwise, consult with your doc. ...Read more

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My mammogram showed a questionable abnormality. What are the chances that I have cancer? What is the next step?

My mammogram showed a questionable abnormality. What are the chances that I have cancer? What is the next step?

Check recommendatios: You need to get a more clear answer as to the type of the abnormality. Some are benign and some are suspicious. Please check with your provider. If there were enough concerns a biopsy maybe needed. Sometimes a short term follow up is suggested. Sometimes additional images and an ultrasound maybe needed. Make sure to get the proper answer from your provider. If needed a biopsy can clear the issue.. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Carcinoma In Situ (Definition)

Depends on where this diagnosis was made. Is a non-invasive disease. Ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast is treated with lumpectomy and sometimes hormone therapy & radiation. Lobular carcinoma in situ of breast is treated as a benign pre-cancerous lesion. Cancer in situ of the colon treated as an early cancer with surgery. Gynecologist can answer this ...Read more


In Situ (Definition)

Means localosed in place. Medical terms is for carcinoma "localized and did not spread out" it is really description of precancerous condition with bad name that disturbs many patients. Carcinoma in situ is not a killer. If left untreated will develop into invasive cancer ...Read more