A growth that is not cancer
Removal of a sample of tissue to see if cancer is present
A term for more than 100 diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control
Treatment with drugs to kill or slow the growth of cancer
A small channel in the breast through which milk passes from the lobules to the nipple
Treatment of cancer by removing, blocking or adding hormones
Chemicals produced by glands in the body
Cancer that has spread to nearby tissue, lymph nodes in the armpit, or other parts of the body
Very early of noninvasive growths that are confined to the ducts in the breast
A part of the breast; each breast contains 6 to 9 lobes
Surgical removal of breast cancer and a small amount of normal tissue surrounding the cancer
Small, bean-shaped structures located along the channels of the lymphatic system. Lymph nodes in the armpit are usually removed to determine the stage of breast cancer.
An x-ray of the breast
Removing the breast by surgery
The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another
A doctor who specializes in treating cancer
A doctor who identifies diseases by studying cells and tissues under a microscope
The probable outcome or course of a disease; the chance of recovery
Treatment with high-energy rays to kill cancer cells
Reappearance of cancer at the same site (local recurrence), near the original site (regional recurrence), or in other areas of the body (distant recurrence).
Disappearance of the signs and symptoms of cancer. A remission can be temporary or permanent.
Something that increases a personís chance of developing a disease
Classifying breast cancer according to its size and spread
An abnormal mass of tissue. Tumors may be either benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer)