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lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

Abnormal cells in the lobes of the breast.


A type of neuron that connects other neuron cells in the brain and spinal cord.

immune system

A network of cells and organs that defends the body against attacks by foreign invaders, such as bacteria and viruses.


Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. A type of protein found on most cells in the human body.

Mohs’ surgery

A specialised surgical procedure for removing skin cancers little by little until only healthy cells remain. Also called microscopically controlled excision….


One of the three types of cells that make up the skin’s epidermis. Melanocytes produce melanin….

spinal cord

The portion of the central nervous system enclosed in the spinal column, consisting of nerve cells and bundles of nerves that connect all parts of the body with the brain….

naevus (plural: naevi)

A small dark spot on the skin that arises from skin cells called melanocytes. Also called a mole….

Pap smear (Pap test)

A test in which cervical cells are removed and sent to a laboratory for examination….

primary cancer

The original cancer. Cells from the primary cancer may break away and be carried to other parts of the body, where secondary cancers may form….