Glossary Term:

Title

carcinoma in situ

Phonetic

<b>car</b>-sin-<b>O</b>-ma in <b>sy</b>-too

Description

an early stage of cancer in which the tumor is confined to the organ where it first developed. The disease has not invaded other parts of the organ or spread to distant parts of the body. Most in situ carcinomas are highly curable. See also carcinoma.