ductal carcinoma in situ

n. DCIS, noninvasive malignant-looking abnormal cells inside the ducts of breast in women

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • ductal carcinoma in situ — n any of a histologically variable group of precancerous growths or early carcinomas of the lactiferous ducts that have the potential of becoming invasive and spreading to other tissues abbr. DCIS * * * (DCIS) any of a large group of in situ… …   Medical dictionary

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — DCIS. A noninvasive condition in which abnormal cells are found in the lining of a breast duct. The abnormal cells have not spread outside the duct to other tissues in the breast. In some cases, ductal carcinoma in situ may become invasive cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — the earliest stage of breast cancer, detectable by mammography, which is confined to the lactiferous (milk) ducts of the breast. See carcinoma in situ …   Medical dictionary

  • ductal carcinoma in situ — DCIS the earliest stage of breast cancer, detectable by mammography, which is confined to the lactiferous (milk) ducts of the breast. See: carcinoma in situ …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Carcinoma in situ — (CIS) is an early form of carcinoma defined by the absence of invasion of surrounding tissues. In other words, the neoplastic cells proliferate in their normal habitat, hence the name in situ (Latin for in its place ). For example, carcinoma in… …   Wikipedia

  • carcinoma in situ — (CIS) the earliest stage of cancer spread, in which the tumour is confined to the epithelium and surgical removal of the growth should lead to cure. See also cervical cancer, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, ductal carcinoma in situ …   Medical dictionary

  • carcinoma in situ — CIS the earliest stage of cancer spread, in which the neoplasm is confined by the basement membrane of the epithelium. Surgical removal of the growth should lead to cure. See also: cervical cancer, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, ductal… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Ductal carcinoma — Classification and external resources MeSH D044584 Ductal carcinoma is a type of tumor that primarily presents in the ducts of a gland. Types include: Mammary ductal carcinoma Pancreatic ductal …   Wikipedia

  • carcinoma in situ — n carcinoma in the stage of development when the cancer cells are still within their site of origin (as the mouth or uterine cervix) abbr. CIS * * * a neoplastic entity whose tumor cells are confined to the epithelium of origin, without invasion… …   Medical dictionary

  • breast carcinoma in situ — Abnormal cells that are confined to the ducts or lobules in the breast. There are two forms, called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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