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STAGE 0

Breast cancer describes breast cancer that is only in the ducts and lobules of the breast tissue.

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TREATMENT

Depending on the type of Stage 0 breast cancer. If a woman has LCIS there may be no treatment required, with only close follow-up to ensure nothing further develops. However, with DCIS one of two surgical treatments will be required. Either Breast-sparing surgery, followed by radiation therapy, or mastectomy. The goal of both surgeries is to remove all of the cancer from the breast.

CHARACTERISTICS (Stage 0):

  •   Non-invasive
  •   No tumor, stage 0 is the growth of abnormal lobules and indicates an increased risk of developing the cancer, or cancer cells are still within a duct and have not invaded deeper into the surrounding fatty breast tissue
  •   No evidence of cancer in the lymph nodes
  •   The disease has not spread to the surrounding tissue of the breast

LEARN MORE

Click on the links below to learn more about each breast cancer stage.

Stage 0
Stage I
Stage II
Stage III
Stage IV
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