Additional therapy to increase effectiveness of overall treatment such as Tamoxifen or Anastrozole (Arimidex).
Denotes a non-cancerous growth.
T he procedure of removing tissue and/or fluid from the body for medical examination and also the name for the examination itself.
In medical parlance 'cure' is used to denote survival for five years after diagnosis of breast cancer.
The science of disease occurrence, severity, and distribution within an area (from local to international).
A unit of DNA responsible for passing on specific characteristics from parent to child.
The study of specific inherited characteristics of a person from their parents.
Genetic characteristics transmitted from parent to child, e.g. blue eyes, brown hair, some disease susceptibilities.
Denotes a cancerous growth.
Study of the abnormalities of disease created within tissues and organs of the body.
This is the first lymph node that lymph fluid reaches in the under arm area after leaving the breast.
A swelling or enlargement caused by overgrowth of cells within the body or any organ of the body.