Is stage 0 breast cancer serious? Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a stage 0 breast tumor. Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) used to be categorized as stage 0, but this has been changed because it is not cancer. Still, it does indicate a higher risk of breast cancer.
Is surgery necessary for stage 0 breast cancer? Even though Stage 0 breast cancer is considered “non-invasive,” it does require treatment, typically surgery or radiation, or a combination of the two. Chemotherapy is usually not part of the treatment regimen for earlier stages of cancer.
Is Stage 0 cancer curable? In situ means “in place.” Stage 0 cancers are still located in the place they started. They have not spread to nearby tissues. This stage of cancer is often curable. Surgery can usually remove the entire tumor.
Can you live with stage 0 breast cancer? Stage 0 breast cancer can be very slow growing and may never progress to invasive cancer. It can be successfully treated. According to the American Cancer Society, women who’ve had DCIS are approximately 10 times more likely to develop invasive breast cancer than women who’ve never had DCIS.