Lobular carcinoma in situ and invasive lobular cancer of the breast.

@article{Cocquyt2005LobularCI,
  title={Lobular carcinoma in situ and invasive lobular cancer of the breast.},
  author={Veronique F J Cocquyt and Simon Van Belle},
  journal={Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The incidence of lobular carcinoma in situ and invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast is increasing. Recent data suggest that lobular carcinoma in situ is an indolent precursor for breast cancer, rather than a pure risk factor. This could imply free surgical margins become important. The risk of contralateral carcinoma and of multifocality of invasive lobular carcinoma is higher than for invasive ductal carcinoma. Therefore, the need for mastectomy, or even for preventative… CONTINUE READING