Search: Breast Cancer

invasive lobular carcinoma

A cancer that started in the milk lobules but has spread into the normal breast tissue around it.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene

A gene change that increases the risk of getting breast, ovarian or prostate cancer.

atypical ductal hyperplasia

A non-cancerous condition of the cells in the lining of the milk ducts in the breast.

lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

Abnormal cells in the lobes of the breast.

mastectomy

Surgically removing the whole breast….

lobules

The milk-producing glands in the breast.

axillary tail

Breast tissue that extends into the armpit.

ducts

The canals within the breast that pass milk from the lobules to the nipple.

mammogram

An x-ray of the breast….