a non-malignant growth which does not spread to other parts of the body.
and removal of material for microscopic diagnosis. Can be aspiration by a needle to remove cells, can be removal of a tissue sample by a "core" needle, or surgical removal of part or all of the lesion. (See also Localisation Biopsy and ABBI.)
Technical term for two genes involved in familial breast cancer.
The treatment of breast cancer by tumour excision and radiotherapy in which the breast is retained (conserved) in contrast to its removal (mastectomy). Rarely, radiation therapy is omitted.