Cancer Care

Care for lobular breast cancer

Lobular carcinoma, or lobular breast cancer, is breast cancer that begins in the milk-producing sacs or lobules. Invasive lobular cancer has spread beyond the lobules and is the second most common type of breast cancer. Noninvasive lobular carcinoma, also called lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), is precancerous and indicates that polyps in the breasts have a high chance of becoming cancerous.

Board certified, fellowship trained oncology specialists at Goshen Center for Cancer Care provide integrative care for the various types of lobular breast cancer in Goshen and Warsaw, IN. Whether you need a diagnosis or a second opinion, we’re here to help. Request an appointment or call (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) for nationally recognized cancer care.

Symptoms of lobular carcinoma

Thickened or hardened breast tissue is the main symptom of invasive lobular breast cancer. This thickened mass doesn't have well-defined borders.

Other symptoms that may appear include:

  • Swelling
  • Nipple discharge that isn't breast milk
  • Skin changes on the breast or nipple
  • Change in size, shape or appearance of the breast or nipple

Lobular carcinoma in situ has no symptoms and rarely appears on a mammogram. This condition is often diagnosed after performing a biopsy for another reason.

Expert approach to diagnosing and treating lobular breast cancer

A breast biopsy lets your doctor know the type, grade, human epithelial growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status and hormone receptor status of the cancerous cells. This allows your oncology team to make an informed treatment decision that’s just for you.

Surgery – either lumpectomy or mastectomy – is the main treatment option for lobular breast cancer. Chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiation are other possible treatments. Your oncology team can blend naturopathic therapy into your care plan for your entire well-being.

We provide comprehensive options and help you find a treatment that's best for you. Call us at (888) 492-4673 (HOPE) to speak with a specialist who can help you get started.

Goshen Center for Cancer Care treats lobular breast cancer in Goshen and Warsaw, Indiana for patients from Fort Wayne, South Bend and surrounding areas.