Definition of Carcinoma in situ

1. Noun. A cluster of malignant cells that has not yet invaded the deeper epithelial tissue or spread to other parts of the body.

Exact synonyms: Preinvasive Cancer
Generic synonyms: Carcinoma

Medical Definition of Carcinoma in situ

1. Cancer that involves only the cells in which it began and has not spread to other tissues. Lobular carcinoma in situ is found in the lobules of the breast. Ductal carcinoma in situ (also called intraductal carcinoma) arises in the ducts. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carcinoma In Situ

carcinoid flush
carcinoid heart disease
carcinoid syndrome
carcinoid tumour
carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma
carcinoma in situ (current term)
carcinoma myxomatodes
carcinoma simplex
carcinomatous encephalomyelopathy
carcinomatous implants
carcinomatous myelopathy
carcinomatous myopathy
carcinomatous neuromyopathy
carcinomatous pericarditis

Literary usage of Carcinoma in situ

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1. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1995)
"... Langerhans 211.8 Retroperitoneum arid peritoneum 211.9 Other and unspecified site carcinoma in situ (230-234) 230 carcinoma in situ of digestive organs ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... A case-control study of 41 patients with carcinoma in situ (CIS) or invasive cancer of the vagina and 97 community controls was undertaken to identify ..."

3. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... 55 percent (64/116) had leukoplakia, erythroplasia, dysplasia, or carcinoma in situ previously, at the time of presentation, or after initial therapy. ..."

4. Improving Breast Imaging Quality Standards by Sharyl J. Nass, John Ball (2005)
"In breast tissue, it usually refers to either ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). Incidence—the number of new cases ..."

5. Deaths: Final Data for 1997 edited by Donna L. Hoyert, Kenneth D. Kochanek, Sherry L. Murphy (2002)
"... carcinoma in situ, and neoplasms of uncertain behavior and of unspecified nature (210-239) Septicemia (038) Certain conditions originating in the ..."

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