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Stereotatic Localization


An X-ray guidance system using two views to pinpoint an abnormal area. A computer calculates the location of the lesion for needle (wire) localization or biopsy. Tramflap
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Screening Mammogram


Periodic testing using mammography to detect breast conditions that cannot be felt manually. Sentinel Lymph Node
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Push-Back Mammogram


Additional positioning views used in women who have implants. This is necessary to adequately image the breast tissue on the (X-ray) mammogram. Radical Mastectomy
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Partial Mastectomy


Surgery that removes only part of the breast, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue in place. Prosthesis
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Modified Radical Mastectomy


Surgery to remove the cancerous tissue and the entire breast. The chest muscles are left intact. This may or may not be combined with axillary lymph node dissection. Needle (Wire) Localization
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Mastitis


An inflammation of the breast that is found most often in women who are breast-feeding. This condition is characterized by redness and swelling. Metastasis
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Mammogram


An X-ray of the breast that can detect cancers too small to be felt by breast self-examination. Mastectomy
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Lymph Nodes


These bean-shaped structures act as filters, collecting bacteria or cancer cells that travel through the lymph system. If lymph nodes contain cancer cells, this is an indication that the cancer has sp [..]
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LCIS


The name is misleading, as this is not a cancer. Rather, these are abnormal cells found in the lobules of the breast. Overall, both breasts are at increased risk for developing cancer. Lumpectomy
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Invasive Ductal Carcinoma


The most common type of breast cancer. If this tumor is large, it may feel like a hard lump and may be non-moveable. If small, the lump is usually moveable. Large Core Needle Biopsy
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